Pure Michigan Small Business Relief Initiative
The Pure Michigan Small Business Relief Initiative will utilize federal CARES Act funding to provide $10 million in grants to meet the urgent need of Michigan small businesses disproportionately impacted the COVID-19 virus. Applications will open on December 15, 2020. Learn more here.
The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) is providing federal CARES Act funds to help qualifying small businesses expand their capacity by adding weatherized, temporary outdoor facilities. Apply here.
Michigan Entrepreneur Resilience Fund
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation partnered with Michigan Women Forward to create the $1.5 million Michigan Entrepreneur Resilience Fund which will provide recovery grants of $1,000-$5,000 and microloans of $5,000-$10,000 to small businesses who are in need and have been adversely affected by COVID-19 closures, with at least 150 businesses statewide expected to benefit. Small businesses interested in applying for support through the Michigan Entrepreneur Resilience Fund can do so now by visiting here.
MIOSHA MIWISH Grant Program
The MIOSHA Workplace Improvement to Safety and Health (MIWISH) Grant Program awards qualifying employers a dollar-for-dollar match – up to $5,000 – to purchase safety and health-related equipment and equipment-related training. The goal of the program is to create a safer and healthier work environment and reduce the risk of injury and illness to workers in Michigan. Apply here.
Sam's Club Small Business Grant
The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) will provide grants up to $10,000 through a Sam's Club grant. This emergency assistance is what small businesses desperately need. LISC will focus these efforts on historically underserved communities—especially those enterprises owned or led by women, minorities and veterans, which often lack access to affordable capital. Register here to receive updates about this grant information.
Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund
The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) will use the Verizon funding to provide grants of up to $10,000 to businesses facing immediate financial pressure because of Covid-19—especially entrepreneurs of color, women-owned businesses and other enterprises in historically underserved communities who don’t have access to flexible, affordable capital. Register here to stay up-to-date on the latest information.
Restaurant Industry Relief Grants
The Restaurant Strong Fund
Samuel Adams and The Greg Hill Foundation are bringing the successful Restaurant Strong Fund to 20 total states to aid the restaurant workers impacted by the Covid-19 closures. Restaurants in Michigan can apply for the Restaurant Strong grant here.
CORE: Children of Restaurant Employees
As the world faces the biggest pandemic in our lifetime, CORE wants to continue their mission to provide support to food and beverage service employees, with children, who have been medically diagnosed with COVID-19. Documentation is required. You can find more information and an application here.