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The small business CLGF was established through contributions from various banks, credit unions, foundation support and other private donors to assist entrepreneurs and small business owners when access to other capital resources may be unavailable. Support through CLGF may be provided in the form of loans at 2% interest and/or grants totaling up to $5,000 at the discretion of the CLGF committee. Small Businesses are defined as having 50 employees or less.
The CLGF is meant to provide an agile and accessible form of capital for small businesses with growth potential yet lacking the necessary funds or sufficient collateral to otherwise qualify for conventional financing. The CLGF will aid in providing greater accessibility to capital for historically under-served populations such as communities of color, women, and other minority groups. All projects must be substantiated as aiding in the launch, improvement, or growth of a business within the Battle Creek area.
Please note the CLGF Committee requires supporting documentation including
The committee will take into consideration the needs and obstacles of each client with the intent to provide guidance and create access to capital.
Once the Small Business Development office has received your application, you will receive a separate email with instructions on how to upload your supporting documentation for your grant application.
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