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Motor City Match awards first-ever $1 million round of grants

Mayor Mike Duggan and Motor City Match celebrated the program’s Round 20 awards, which includes 20 grants totaling $1 million dollars to entrepreneurs looking to bring their dream of opening a business in Detroit a reality. This marks a doubling of the grant pool and increase of funding from $500,000 in grants every quarter to $1 million dollars.

The expanded impact was made possible by $15 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding approved recently by Detroit City Council.

“Motor City Match has unleashed the incredible entrepreneurial talent that has always existed in Detroit and is bringing a range of wonderful new businesses to neighborhoods across the city,” said Mayor Duggan. “Thanks to this additional ARPA funding, the program will have twice the impact on the revitalization of our neighborhood commercial corridors.”

Applications for Round 21 of Motor City Match are now open! Interested businesses can apply here!

Read more about our winners and the announcement here.

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