Match on Main Grant for Small Business

Now accepting applications from interested businesses! 

Deadline to apply: Friday, December 15, 2023

Before getting access to the form, please call DDA Director Lindsey Dotson at 231-547-3257  or click here to schedule a meeting to discuss. 

Click here to visit the MEDC Match on Main Website for updated info.


  • Match on Main is a reimbursement grant program that serves to support new or expanding place-based businesses by providing up to $25,000 in funding to support eligible activities.
  • Applicants are local units of government, DDA, or other management districts located in certified Redevelopment Ready Communities® or Michigan Main Street Communities.
  • The applicant will determine which business within their district is selected for inclusion in the final application for support. Applicants are responsible for dispersing funds to businesses.
  • The maximum award to any individual applicant is $25,000 (enough to support only 1 eligible business). Applicants may submit no more than 2 applications per funding round.

Past Recipients in Charlevoix:

  • J. Bird Provisions ($25,000)
  • Smoke on the Water ($25,000)
  • Cafe Meria ($25,000)
  • Nomi Sushi ($25,000)
  • My Grandmother's Table ($25,000)
  • COVID-19 Relief Round ($5,000 each):
    • Bentley Hill Bakehouse
    • Ga Ga for Kids + Women Too
    • Graffitees
    • The Taffy Barrel
    • Grey
    • Thistle
    • The Lake House
    • Hotel Earl
    • Elements Gallery
    • True North Interior Design and Antiques
Smoke on the Water MOM Grant 3
Match on Main Check Presentation
Nomi Sushi Check - Match on Main Interior
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    Lindsey Dotson, MSARP

    DDA Executive Director