Rewarding Big Ideas for Small Businesses

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The Big Idea

Pontiac’s Big Idea Grant Program (PBIGP) will provide several awards to businesses in Pontiac (not just limited to downtown) that have ideas to grow or businesses to expand.  Several awards of $1,000 to $10,000 will be granted to businesses that gross less than $1,000,000 annually.  One award annually of $50,000 to $100,000 will be awarded to a manufacturing business that promises to produce significant jobs in Pontiac.

Submitting an Application

There are are 2 ways to apply to PBIGP:

  1. For loan and grant applications: Apply online at
  2. For grant applications: E-mail your completed application to

Have Questions?

E-mail your inquiries to
Come to our Help Desk: 3rd Wednesday of each Month, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Alley Cat Cafe (before monthly community meeting)

Need Help With Your Application?

Visit one of our many community resources to help figure out how to develop your idea into a business, develop a business plan, and review your financials.