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The State of Michigan has allocated $55 million to implement the Michigan Small Business Survival Grant Program to support the needs of Michigan businesses that have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 virus and the Gatherings and Mask Order. The application window to apply is now closed.
Thank you for your interest in the Michigan Small Business Survival Grant Program. The grant application period is now closed and the 34,487 applications submitted have been sent to the 15 local economic development organizations reviewing the applications and awarding the grants. Grants will be awarded no later than February 28, 2021. Additional details on the timeline and contact information for each EDO can be found below.
In an effort to continue to support small businesses, the Michigan Small Business Survival Grant Program will provide funding to eligible small businesses disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and the Gatherings and Mask Order issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Service on December 7, 2020 through December 20, 2020 and the order taking effect on November 18, 2020 that it rescinded and replaced.
In order to be eligible for funding under the Program, small businesses must be a for-profit or non-profit company and meet all criteria below. Furthermore, each local EDO may have additional eligibility criteria. Please use the table below to find your local EDO and review any additional eligibility criteria prior to applying.
Eligible businesses disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and the Gatherings and Mask Order will largely fall into one of the categories below. However, businesses in other industries may be considered if they can demonstrate they meet the eligibility, at the discretion of the EDO, particularly if they were impacted by the Gatherings and Mask Order.
Grant funding is distributed to the 15 local or nonprofit economic development organizations listed in the table below. Each local EDO will review submitted applications from businesses located in their area and provide grants to eligible small businesses that need working capital to support payroll expenses, rent, mortgage payments, utility expenses, or other similar expenses.
EDOs will be responsible for accepting, reviewing and approving applications, and ultimately, awarding and disbursing grant funds to the selected businesses. Please review the table below for EDO partners and funding allocations. Contact information for each EDO is linked below:
Michigan Small Business Survival Grant EDO Funding Allocations
The EDOs listed below will be responsible for accepting, reviewing and approving applications, and ultimately, awarding and disbursing grant funds to the selected eligible businesses.
Awarded grant amounts will be at the discretion of each EDO administering the grants. Grants may be awarded up to $20,000 for an eligible business that has been temporarily closed and up to $15,000 for an eligible business that has been partially closed, or otherwise is open.
Grant funds may be used by the business for eligible expenses including working capital to support payroll expenses, rent, mortgage payments, utility expenses, and other expenses related to reopening a business incurred between November 18, 2020 and April 30, 2021.