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Small Business Grant Assistance 

In partnership with the City of Grand Rapids, Local First is offering technical assistance to local businesses who have lost revenue during the pandemic.

The Small Business and Microenterprise Grant is available to businesses who:

  • Have a for-profit businesses model
  • With a brick and mortar space
  • Located in the City of Grand Rapids Community Development General Target Area
  • And 25 or fewer employees
Start Application

If you get stuck, Local First can help!

Get One-on-One Support

Contact Local First at info@localfirst.com OR via phone (616) 808-3788. 

Watch Application Tutorials 

Create a profit & loss statement

Find out when your business opened

Find your EIN

Find your DUNS number

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a DUNS Number and where do I find/create mine? 

The Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number is a unique nine-digit identifier for businesses. 

Look up your DUNS number

Create a DUNS Number

 

Where can I find my EIN Number? 

An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number, and is used to identify a business entity. 

Look up your EIN

 

I don't remember what month and year my business was incorporate. How can I find out?

Visit the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs website

 

What documents do I need in order to apply? 

Businesses must upload at least TWO of the following documents: 

  1. 2019 Tax Return
  2. Most recent income statement
  3. Sales reports before and after Stay at Home orders
  4. Most recent cash flow statement available (no earlier than January 2020)
  5. 2020 Profit and Loss statement
  6. Most recent balance sheet available