Smart Zone

Grant Program

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The mission of the LDFA is to form viable companies that create jobs and business opportunities within the Cities of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, Michigan and to increase the tax base within the geographic boundaries of the LDFA.  This is accomplished through the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Smart Zone by fostering the development of high tech enterprises through commercialization of technological innovations and the establishment of new firms through incubators, entrepreneurial education and business acceleration mentoring.  

​Grant Program 

The LDFA has estabished a grant program to advance the Smart Zone's five strategic priorities:

High-tech company friendly infrastructure
Connected high-tech ecosystem
Promote region
High-tech company creation and growth
Talent and workforce investment

Deadline  -  Applications are currently closed until further notice

The deadline for a grant application requesting $100,000 or more of funding is 5 p.m. on the first Friday of October.  Grants less than $100,000 are accepted througout the year. 

Application and Guidelines

Grant Application and Guidelines