- Program Education
- Program Area Special Initiatives
- Grant Amount $75,000
- Grant Period June 1, 2007–July 31, 2008
- Location Ann Arbor, MI, United States
- Geographic Focus Michigan
About this grant
This grant will allow Corporation for a Skilled Workforce, in collaboration with the Aspen Institute, to launch a capacity-building and policy initiative to support Michigan organizations serving microentrepreneurs. With a declining manufacturing base, loss of population, and limited government resources, microenterprise development can provide employment for citizens and opportunities to increase their incomes. However, there is a clear need for capacity building among Michigan’s microenterprise programs as well as policy efforts aimed at connecting microenterprise development to the state of Michigan’s entrepreneurship agenda.