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Women Lift Project

Business Grant (LIFT) Availability for Black Women Small Business Owners

Your business must meet the following qualifications:


  • At least 51% owned by a Black woman or women, or a Black person/people who identifies/identify as a woman/women.

  • Registered and actively operating in Michigan for at least 1 year.

  • Willing to attend one mentorship meeting offered by the board. These meetings are offered in May and September.

  • Has a business bank account and can show at least 3 months of statements.

Requirements to Apply - All applications must be submitted online

To apply, we request that any interested and qualified business owners:

  • Provide a 3-minute video introducing yourself and your business. Please share how you intend to use the funds.

  • We will award 5 Lifts (grants) in May and 5 in September, each in the amount of $2,500.

    • You will be notified of the board’s decision in April and August.

  • Applications will be open for the months of April and August.

Business Grant LIFT Application

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