ProsperUS Business Services and Micro-lending Program Intake

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Complete this form to get started with ProsperUS Detroit's Business Services and/or Micro-lending Program! 

To qualify for these programs you will need:

    • A for-profit business located in Detroit, Hamtramck, or Highland Park
    • Registered with the state of Michigan (LARA) and a federal EIN number
    • An active system of bookkeeping
    • Profit-Loss statements, or a detailed business plan
Thank you for your interest in ProsperUS, we look forward to reviewing your application!

Contact Information

Please stop here. We are unable to serve businesses located outside Detroit, Hamtramck or Highland Park. Thank you for your interest in our services, however, ProsperUs Detroit programs are strictly dedicated to businesses within the City of Detroit. Your application will not be reviewed. Thank you for understanding. You may contact with any outstanding questions.

Demographic Information

Wayne Metro Laptop Program

ProsperUS is working with Wayne Metro to address inequitable access to technology. Low income entrepreneurs may apply for free laptops for educational or employment related purposes. If you apply via our partnership with Wayne Metro your responses to this form may be shared with Wayne Metro for their consideration of eligibility.

To be eligible you must fit AT LEAST ONE of the following categories:
  • Currently receiving state benefits to include but not limited to: SNAP, TANF, SDA, Medicaid, SER and child care benefits
  • Currently enrolled in other assistance program (ex. WRAP, MEAP, HUD, Weatherization programs) that have income guideline restrictions
  • Head Start, Early Head Start, Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP), 21st Century After School enrollment
  • Approval of the Property Tax Exemption Application or proof of enrollment in PAYS
  • 30 days of current household income at or below 200% Federal Poverty Level (see chart below)
200% Federal Poverty Level Chart. Household Size/Income Limit: 1/$25,520 2/$34,480 3/$43,440 4/$52,400 5/$61,360 6/$70,320 7/$79,280
Please note You will need to provide the following documentation in the follow up intake form:

o    One proof of the following for income: 

§  last 30 days’ income from date of application

§  Proof of enrollment in Head Start, Early, Head Start, Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP), 21st Century)

§  Active State benefits approval letter (FIP, FAP, TANF, SDA, CDC)
FIP - Family Independence Program
CDC - Child Development and Care
FAP - Food Benefits
TANF - Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
SDA - State Disability Assistance
Approved SER (any type for current fiscal year)

§  Proof of participation in the free or reduced lunch proof

§  Approval of the Poverty Tax Exemption or PAYS

§  Proof of UIA application submission or request for assistance in obtaining UIA benefits or receipt of UIA benefits

§  Receipt of a Layoff notice from an employer or a notice of a reduction of hours or rate of pay signed by the employer

§  Self Declaration can be done on behalf of client with no income

o    Applicant ID Types/Options

§  MI License or State ID (can be expired, can have wrong address)

§  Passport

§  Michigan Department of Corrections ID

§  City of Detroit issued picture ID

§  Birth Certificate

§  Medicaid cards

§  Medicare card

§  Green Card

§  (18 year old High School Students may have current year report card, progress report or school ID)

Application Details

Business Plan

Existing Business Details

Existing Business Details cont.

Media Consent

We believe you are capable of accomplishing the goals you set for yourself. Sometimes, we want to share your success story with our partners and the wider community. This form allows us to share the outcomes of your hard work.

I hereby authorize ProsperUS to develop and use the following:

I understand that the above checked items will be used for promotional, journalistic and/or educational material including use on the internet. I hereby give my consent to be named in the photographs, video images, or other images made of me or my family member(s). I also consent to interviews with a representative of ProsperUS and/or a member of the new media. I understand and agree that these materials may be used by the news media or by ProsperUS for the purpose outlined above

Photograph and video image releases include (i) unconditional, royalty-free and irrevocable authorization and consent for the use of such photographs, video images and materials, by ProsperUS; and (ii) releases ProsperUS and its affiliates from any liability for the use of such photographs, video images and materials (including from any claims of distortion, illusionary effect, libel, or of violations of any right of publicity or privacy). If an individual under the age of 18 is prominently featured in a photograph or video image, the organization shall ensure that a photograph and video image release is duly executed by a parent or legal guardian of such individual.

I understand that I may revoke this consent at any time except to the extent that action based on this consent has been taken. This authorization is fully understood and is made voluntarily on my part.

Without revocation, this consent is ongoing until revoked in writing. 

Release of Information

I authorize ProsperUS Detroit to collaborate and release information in order to enhance my overall experience.

I also understand that financial coaching services offered through Center for Working Families is voluntary and separate from the ProsperUS Detroit program, and all information about my financial situation will be held in strict confidence. 

  • Business Plan
  • Financial Projections
  • Bookkeeping/P&L

  • Business Plan
  • Financial Projections
  • Personal Financial Statement
  • P&L Statement
  • Balance Sheet