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Clinton County Small Business Relief Grant Program

Grants to assist Clinton County small businesses negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This website contains information, resources and links to help Clinton County small businesses determine eligibility and apply.

About These Grants

Clinton County Government sealThe Clinton County Board of Commissioners took action to assist small businesses negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic by allocating $2 million from the county’s first tranche of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds for small business grants. The county selected the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) to design and administer the program, which will deliver grants ranging from $10,000-$25,000 to small businesses with 100 or fewer employees physically located in Clinton County.

The application for this program will be open October 20, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. until October 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

Program Eligibility

  • Must have a physical business location (including home-based) in Clinton County that generates revenue and employment (including self-employment / sole proprietor).

  • Must be a legal for-profit entity.

  • Have 1 to 100 workers on payroll (including full-time, part-time and owner-employees) working from the specific business location tied to application as of October 15, 2021.

  • Have under 250 workers business-wide across all locations.

  • Have at least 50%of worldwide workforce employed in Michigan.

  • Franchises are eligible only if majority-owned locally (Michigan, not necessarily residents of Clinton County).

  • Be a business directly and negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis.

  • Must be able to demonstrate a need for working capital to support payroll, rent, mortgage payments, utility bills or other similar expenses currently and/or into future to recover, sustain or grow operations.

  • Must be able to demonstrate financial harm in the form of revenue loss as a result of COVID-19 pandemic and any related public health restrictions and orders.

  • Must have remained in compliance with all state and local governmental and public health orders related to COVID-19 since March 2020.

  • Cannot be involved in the growing, manufacturing, distribution or sale of cannabis products.

  • Can provide required documentation (grant agreement, W-9 and other tax or financial documentation as necessary) if awarded.

  • The application is submitted by an authorized representative of the applying business. 

Clinton County Small Business Relief Grant Program News

  • Press Release: Clinton County Board of Commissioners Selects LEAP to Administer $2M Small Business Grant Program, Application Open Oct. 20, 2021

Application Closed

Award Timeline

Distribution dates are approximate

November 30
  • Retail/Goods/Services
  • Sole Proprietors
December 17
  • Restaurants/eateries/taverns