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Relief Programs

Small Business Restart Program
Applications Open July 15th

Businesses and nonprofits with 50 or fewer employees, worldwide, located in Michigan. Businesses must also demonstrate the following:

  • Part of an industry or nonprofit that can demonstrate it has been impacted by the COVID-19 emergency
  • Needs working capital to support payroll expenses, rent, mortgage payments, utility expenses or other similar expenses
  • Demonstrates an income loss as result of the COVID-19 emergency as determined by the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF).

Additionally, at least 30 percent of the funds awarded under this program will be provided to women-owned, minority-owned or veteran-owned eligible businesses. The MEDC anticipates that more than 5,000 businesses across the state will benefit from this program.

Small Business Grant Program
Applications open July 13th @ 10 AM

A business located in Wayne County that meets all the following requirements:

  • Business is identified as a small business, which is a business that employs less than 50 FTE employees.

  • Business has been in existence for over 1 year according to tax documentation.

  • Business is in good standing with the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) and up to date on their tax obligations.

  • Business was profitable Pre-COVID.