Supporting Members and Recipients to Start and Support Small Businesses

Small Business Funding Project


Trillium knows that having a job and financial security are important to our lives. Having a job gives us a purpose and helps increase independence. We also feel more connected to others.

Trillium offers financial support for members and recipients interested in starting a new small business or supporting their current business.

Are you eligible?

Members and recipients interested in applying must meet the following requirements for consideration:

  • Must be a Trillium member or recipient 18 years of age or older and either
    • have Medicaid; OR
    • has received state-funded mental health, substance use, or intellectual/developmental disability services in the past year.
  • The Trillium member or recipient must own or plan to own the small business.
  • The applicant must show the need for a specific good, product, or service for the success of the member’s self-employment through their small business

Funding Guidelines

Funds can only be used for the start-up of a business or to support a current small business. Trillium will not provide money directly to any members, recipients, or providers. Funding is limited and will be first come, first served, and based on funding availability. 

  • Trillium will provide between $100 and $5,000 to each approved applicant. Final amount depends on the stated need in the application.
  • Approved applicants can use funding for purchasing goods, products, and services. Examples include raw materials, business or office supplies, and technology. All supplies must be used for the small business.
  • Trillium will make any approved purchases and have them delivered to the member.
  • Trillium will research all requests for items and services to find the best value and cost.
  • Services must be from a licensed, insured, and authorized vendor, in applicable circumstances.

Now Accepting Small Business Funding Applications

Any member or recipient interested in applying can apply through the online Small Business Funding Application below.

Have questions?

Please email with any questions regarding this funding.

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