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