Award Information

Lansing Region Restart Grant Awards

Following a statewide announcement from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), LEAP has announced 412 small businesses and nonprofits from across Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties have been selected to receive grants ranging from $5,000-$20,000 to assist with restart and recovery amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

1,639 eligible applications were received in the Lansing region, which allowed us to award 412 total grants–less than 25% percent of the applications received. Our process involved nearly 70 diverse volunteers from across our three-county region. Each application received two independent reviews and scores. Additionally, a thorough, multitier vetting process, including conflict of interest removal, was enforced to minimize bias.

Press Release: More than 400 Small Businesses and Nonprofits Receive $5.3 Million from LEAP to Aid in Restart and Recovery Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Geographic and Demographic Data for Applications and Awards

Of 1,660 applications received, 1,639 were eligible grant applications. The percentages included below reflect a percentage of the 1,639 eligible applications received.

For the purposes of these grants, “underrepresented” business ownership is defined as businesses owned by women, racial/ethnic minorities or veterans. Though not required by the state, LEAP also added a specific focus on persons with disabilities.

Geographic Distribution of Grants

CountyKnown Business Distribution Across Clinton, Eaton and Ingham CountiesPercent of Eligible Applications Across Clinton, Eaton and Ingham CountiesPercent of Awarded Applications Across Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties
Clinton11%9%9%
Eaton24%17%19%
Ingham65%74%72%

Grants Awarded by Municipality

MunicipalityNumber of Grants Awarded
Alaiedon Township8
Bath Township2
Bellevue1
Benton Township1
Bingham Township1
Carmel Township2
Charlotte13
Chester Township1
Dansville1
Delhi Township16
Delta Township38
DeWitt4
Dewitt Township7
Eagle Township1
East Lansing48
Eaton Rapids3
Eaton Rapids Township2
Eaton Twp4
Grand Ledge8
Hamlin Twp1
Ingham Twp1
Lansing144
Lansing Township17
Leslie2
Locke Township1
Mason6
Meridian Township44
Olive Township1
Olivet2
Ovid1
Ovid Township1
Potterville2
Riley Township1
St. Johns9
Stockbridge1
Sunfield1
Vevay Township2
Victor Township2
Watertown Township2
Westphalia1
Williamston 3
Williamston Twp1
Williamstown Township2
Windsor Township3

Business Owner Demographics – Regional Aggregate

Business Owner DemographicsCombined Percent of Applications Received in Microbusiness and Traditional Small Business CategoriesPercent of Grants Awarded in Microbusiness and Traditional Small Business Categories
Woman-owned46%63%
Minority-owned36%56%
Veteran-owned6%10%
Persons with disabilites-ownedunavailable4%

Business Owner Demographics of Awarded Businesses by County

Business Owner Demographics of Awarded BusinessesClintonEatonIngham
Woman-owned50%64%65%
Minority-owned30%42%64%
Veteran-owned20%17%8%
Persons with disabilites-owned0%3%4%
All Lansing region applicants have been informed of their restart grant award status as of 2:30 p.m. Monday, September 21, 2020. If you did not receive notice regarding your award status, please check your junk, spam or promotions folder, or complete the below form to have your notice resent.

Businesses and Nonprofits Awarded Grants

Funds are expected to be distributed to the listed businesses by Sept. 30, 2020 as previously indicted by LEAP. Some of the listed awardees continute to complete final paperwork and will receive grant funds when the necessary documents are received and processed.

Microbusiness Grants

  • 10 Reps to Freedom LLC
  • 1910 Food Market
  • A Wright Facility Management
  • AA Prime Cuisine and Catering LLC
  • Advanced Appliance Repair
  • Ageless Beauty Center
  • AGK Services LLC
  • Akagi Sushi Restaurant LLC
  • Alicia’s Enterprises
  • All Grand Events LLC
  • Alliance Psychological Associates PLLC
  • Altu’s Ethiopian Cuisine Inc.
  • Amy’s Catering LLC
  • Associated Psychological Services Center
  • Aste Enterprises LLC
  • Aux Petits Soins LLC
  • Beacon Aviation of Michigan Inc.
  • Becki Gorden & Associates Inc.
  • Bella Viita
  • Beyond Our Barriers for Michigan
  • Big Mom’s House
  • Blackstarr LLC
  • Blades Hair Studio
  • Bobo Asian Grocery/Myint Myanmar LSC
  • Braids & Things International
  • Brandon Ashley Green
  • Brant A. Johnson & Associates LLC
  • Bridge + Main Market
  • Bridge Street Wedding Chapel LLC
  • Brighter Health Counseling
  • BRITE bites
  • Capital City Soul Food
  • Caring Convenient Dentistry of East Lansing
  • Carolyn’s Place
  • Central Business Systems
  • ChichiMovies Inc.
  • Classy Image Hair Salon
  • Coat of Many Colors LLC
  • CODA Music Therapy Services LLC
  • Core Wellness Rental & Training Group LLC
  • Country Creek Reception Hall
  • Crafting Lovely LLC
  • Crown Sports Club
  • Cruz Control Fitness LLC
  • Custom Embroidery Plus LLC
  • Daisy’s Pet Retreat
  • Davis Tramsport Inc.
  • Delicious SoulFood
  • Divinely Glamorous by Kenya LLC
  • Dorris Daily Living
  • E2 Services
  • Early Childhood Discovery House LLC
  • Earthen Craft Pottery
  • EC Sparty LLC
  • Ecopassports LLC
  • Eisen Electric Corporation
  • Eleven 11 Events LLC
  • Elliott’s Amusements LLC
  • EM Services LLC
  • Empower Lansing
  • Eric King Agency
  • Erica Product Specialist LLC
  • Evelyn Oregon
  • Everything is Cheesecake
  • Eye Full Hair Studios
  • Eye Level Okemos
  • Fireworks Glass Studios
  • Five Start Builders Inc.
  • Fusion Dance Center LLC
  • G & G Tax Service
  • Garde’ d’ Enfant Home Day Care LLC
  • GDA Hockey
  • Gigi’s Closet
  • Green Tree Essentialz
  • Grow With Me Childcare
  • Hair Boss Extensions LLC
  • Hart Roofing LLC
  • Health Numeric LLC
  • Health Wellpreneurs Center
  • HeartSaving Education LLC
  • Hiit Fitness and Bootcamp Inc.
  • His Productions
  • HL Logistics LLC
  • Hoffman Photography Inc.
  • Holt Cleaners
  • Hope Sports Complex
  • Ideal Reupholstery
  • Improve, Improv 3
  • Initial Brands Inc.
  • Joe’s Gizzard Wagon
  • Jones Publishing LLC
  • Jus Us Kidz Childcare & Family Services
  • Just B Yoga & Tai Chi LLC
  • Key Concepts Counseling & Consulting LLC
  • King Care Pharmacy LLC
  • Knutson’s Travelport LLC
  • Koala Group Inc.
  • Kona Ice Holt
  • Kurt L. Gorski
  • LabSys LLC
  • Lavacious Boutique
  • Linda’s LLC
  • LITFITDG
  • Living Arts Dance Studio
  • Lotus Beauty Lounge LLC
  • LotusVoice Integrative Therapies LLC
  • Lotz of Love Daycare
  • Lynn Osborne PC
  • Lynna Nails
  • Marcia Crump
  • Maria’s Cuisine
  • Massage & Wellness LLC
  • Master Mowing LLC
  • May’s Flowers Childcare LLC
  • Meridian Chiropractic Center
  • Meridian Professional Psychological Consultants PC
  • Meridian Weekly
  • Michael T. Terry
  • Michigan Center for Martial Arts, Inc.
  • Micky’s Bar
  • Mickys Catering LLC
  • Mid-Michigan Pedorthic Clinic
  • Mind & Body Symmetry LLC
  • MLK Apartments
  • Modern Groomers LLC
  • MY1 Cleaning Services
  • Naturally Chic Dread Bar
  • New Grand Limousine Inc.
  • Next Generation Lactation Service
  • Old Town Hair LLC
  • Olive Leaf Family Counseling
  • OrganizingTogether (OT) Consultancy Group
  • Pe’er Hair Studio
  • Persis Indian Grill
  • Playing Picasso LLC
  • INC Barbershop
  • Popity Popcorn Co
  • Prndl LLC
  • Professional Writing Expert
  • Psychological Services
  • PT Trucking and Transportation LLC
  • Qubic Marketing Agency
  • Ragland’s Trucking LLC
  • Reflections Auto Spa
  • Regatta Ranch LLC
  • RELEASE! LLC
  • River Inn Adult Foster Care Inc.
  • Rodney Lamar Page
  • RRChrome LLC
  • W.A.T.ed LLC
  • SAM Logistics LLC
  • Sandrey Home Health Care PC
  • SC Enterprise Inc.
  • Schafers Bar LLC
  • Seasonal Inspirations Gift Shop
  • SeeLaVee LLC
  • Silver Thread Tailor Shoppe
  • Simple as 1, 2, Tan Inc.
  • Snap Fitness of Haslett
  • Sold in Style
  • Somewhere In Time
  • Sophisticated Stylez Hair & Nail Salon
  • Sound EFX Production
  • Spartan Athletics LLC
  • Spartan Spin
  • Sunset Place Events LLC
  • SuperNatural Hair Solutions
  • Sweet Encounter Bakery LLC
  • Sydney’s Nail House
  • T-N-T CLEAN LLC
  • TAB Construction LLC
  • Tamara Bauer DDS PC
  • Tami’s Tutoring LLC
  • Tammy’s Tinyb Tot’s Daycare LLC
  • Tantay LLC
  • Taylored Therapy LLC
  • Teff-rific
  • Teresa A. Koch DDS
  • Terry Cuts LLC
  • Thai Village Restaurant LLC
  • Thairapy Salon
  • The Beauty Room by LeeLee LLC
  • The Chronicle Newspaper
  • The Cigar Connoisseur
  • The Corner Spot
  • The Dance Conservatory
  • The Dance Studio
  • The Standard/Setting the Standard
  • The Thirsty Bird Bar & Kitchen
  • technology
  • tinkrLAB
  • Toaste
  • Todd & Associates LLC
  • Two-Own LLC
  • Unlimited Potential LLC
  • Urban Development Worldwide
  • Vada’s Day Spa LLC
  • Value Engineering LLC
  • Vesta Investments LLC
  • VIBE Enterprises LLC
  • Vintage Hair Design
  • Walker Transport Inc.
  • We Will Come To You LLC
  • Wheel House Studio LLC
  • William C. Robertson DDS PC
  • Wire Works Inc.
  • WWSJ Radio Joy 1580AM/ 100.3FM
  • Young Ladies Achievement Center
  • Za’z Sunshine GCC
  • ZapNabit

Traditional Small Business Grants

  • 247 Fitness Bootcamp & Boxing
  • 7-Eleven 36896
  • 98point6 Emergicenter
  • A NU U Co.
  • A Perfect Ten Nails & Spa
  • Aces Gaming Supply LLC
  • Acres of Play
  • AddiXions 84 LLC
  • All Body Kneads LLC
  • All-Star Cafe
  • Alpha Logistics LLC
  • Ann’s School of Dance Inc.
  • Asian Buffet
  • BAD Brewing Company
  • Bells Greek Pizza
  • Big Guy Foods LLC
  • Blondie’s Barn
  • BW’s Hair Salon
  • Capital City BBQ
  • Cask & Co
  • Caterpillar Corner Childcare Center LLC
  • Center for Yoga, Movement and Massage
  • Champions Sports Bar and Grill
  • Chapelure
  • CharLanes Inc.
  • Conquest Fitness
  • Consolations Enterprises LLC
  • Coral Gables
  • Country Spice Catering
  • Country Stitches Ltd.
  • Creative Wellness
  • Crunchy’s
  • Darb’s Tavern & Eatery
  • Davis Auto Mart
  • Detailed Drywall and Painting LLC
  • DewittChiro
  • DRM International Learning Center
  • Duckett Brothers Distributing
  • East Lansing Dental PLLC
  • East Lansing Hot Yoga
  • Eat the Rich LLC
  • Eaton Rapids Craft Co.
  • Elan Dental Group Lansing PLLC
  • Ellison Brewing Co.
  • Essential Touch Home Care Services LLC
  • Everyday Authentic Chinese Cuisine
  • Firefly Hot Yoga Bar
  • Freight One LLC
  • Goldfish Swim School Lansing
  • Gorden Homes Co LLC
  • Grand Grillin
  • Gregory’s Downtown Inc.
  • GymTactics LLC
  • Harry’s Place
  • Hibachi Grill & Sushi Buffet Inc.
  • High Caliber Karting Inc.
  • Hilltop Yoga Lansing
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites
  • Home Health Strategic Management LLC
  • HomeBase Kitchen and Catering LLC
  • Jersey Mikes Subs
  • Just Munchies LLC
  • Kean’s Store Co. LLC
  • Kelly’s Downtown
  • Kenneth & Phyllis McClure Leasing Inc.
  • Kick It Out Dance Studio LLC
  • Ledge’s Sweat Shop LLC
  • Leslie Depot DIner
  • Lil G’s Italian Restaurant
  • Little Blessings Childcare Centers LLC
  • Lockworx Salon
  • Los Tres Amigos of East Lansing
  • Maru East Lansing LLC
  • Mayfair Bar Inc.
  • Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt
  • Michigan Polymer Reclaim Inc.
  • Mir’s Oriental Rugs Inc.
  • National Career Group LLC
  • New Style Salon
  • Ngage Management
  • NIMBUS EL LLC
  • Nola Bistro
  • Paint & Clean Pros LLC
  • Pam’s Academy of Champions and Pam’s Preschool Program
  • Peoples Yoga LLC
  • Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
  • Powerhouse Gym East Lansing
  • Pretty Lady Cleaning Services LLC
  • Prevention and Training Services Inc.
  • Professional Party Planner LLC
  • Roehms Day Spa LLC
  • Rosalyn’s Southern Eats and Treats
  • S & G Residential and Commercial Cleaning LLC
  • Safe Haven Assisted Living
  • Salt Yoga
  • Sansu Corp
  • Sleep Inn Dewitt
  • Sleepwalker Spirits and Ale Inc.
  • Sonja G. Norris
  • Sophias House of Pancakes
  • Spagnuolo’s Restaurant
  • Spartan Printing and Promotional Products
  • Splash of Color Tattoo & Piercing Studio
  • Steakhouse Philly
  • Sultan’s Restaurant
  • Sunset Food Market
  • Sylvan Learning Center
  • Tavern 109 LLC
  • The Avenue Cafe
  • The County Journal Inc.
  • The English Inn
  • The Smoke N Pig BBQ LLC
  • The Wheel Inn
  • Thomas Janitorial
  • Tim Hortons
  • Tony M’s Restaurant
  • True Fitness Holt LLC
  • Tunes Are Us
  • Vital Education to Improve Lives
  • Williamston Wellness PLLC
  • Wing Heaven Lansing
  • World Buffet and Grill
  • Yoga Connect Haslett
  • Yoga Connect LLC

Nonprofit Grants

  • Against All Odds
  • Alano Club Inc.
  • All of the Above Hip Hop Academy
  • Bharatiya Temple of Lansing
  • Bond Ministries Inc.
  • Boys & Girls Club of Lansing
  • Capital Area College Access Network
  • Capital Area Down Syndrome Association
  • Cardboard Prophets
  • Care Free Medical Inc.
  • CASA-The Voice for Clinton County’s Children
  • CharlotteRising
  • Closing The Digital Gap
  • Cristo Rey Parish Lansing
  • Eagles Sports of Lansing
  • Eastside Community Action Center
  • Eaton Area Senior Center Inc.
  • Eaton Clothing & Furniture Center
  • Eaton Community Palliative Care
  • Ele’s Place
  • Footprints of Michigan Inc.
  • Forster Woods Adult Day Center
  • Friends of Chrystal
  • Friends of East Olive
  • Grand Ledge Chamber of Commerce
  • Grit Glam and Guts
  • Habitat for Humanity Lansing
  • Happendance Inc.
  • Haven House
  • HAWK Foundation
  • Helping Hands Respite Care
  • Impression 5 Science Center
  • International Humanitarian Services
  • Kingdom Life Church
  • Kingdom Ministries
  • Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center
  • Lansing Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation Inc.
  • League of Michigan Bicyclists
  • Love on Assignment/Ecumenical Ecclesial Church
  • Maranatha Spanish Assembly of God
  • Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Michigan Audubon Society
  • Michigan Peace Team
  • Mother-2-Mother
  • Nokomis Cultural Heritage Center
  • Northwest Lansing Healthy Communities Initiative
  • Pass It On Inc.
  • Pearls of Excellence Foundation
  • Petals & Pinecones Inc.
  • Resolution Services Center of Central Michigan
  • Riverwalk Theatre
  • Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan Inc.
  • SafeCenter
  • Salus Center
  • Small Talk Children’s Advocacy Center
  • Solid Rock BC/The Rock
  • South Lansing Community Development Association
  • Space for Grace Fellowship Center
  • Vincent de Paul of St. Johns
  • Stepping Stones Montessori of East Lansing
  • STREETS 517 Ministries
  • The Davies Project for Mid-Michigan Children
  • The Firecracker Foundation
  • The House of promise
  • The Jean Bradford Kline Senior Center
  • The Mikey Foundation Inc.
  • The Turning Point of Lansing
  • Transformation GEMS
  • Union Missionary Baptist Church
  • Unity Spiritual Center of Lansing
  • Village Summit Inc.
  • Voices of Color
  • Willow Tree Family Center Inc.
  • Woldumar Nature Center
  • Women’s Center of Greater Lansing Inc.
  • Women’s Opportunity House
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. Theta Rho Zeta Chapter