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Small Business Grant Program

Back To Work Small Business Grant is CLOSED

Application for the Wayne County Back to Work program are now CLOSED.

We are slowly releasing decisions for both round 1 and round 2 of the program. All decisions will be communicated via e-mail to every applicant.

The Wayne County Back to Work Grant program Round 2 is CLOSED.

Eligibility Criteria

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.

Applications MUST include:

  • Profit & Loss or Tax Statements for 2017, 2018, and 2019 (or for the years they have been open if less than 3).
  • Proof of location, such as a lease or deed.
  • Completed and signed W-9 Form
  • Voided Check or Direct Deposit Form with Business Name and Address
  • Signed and dated Grant Agreement

Incomplete or inaccurate applications will not be processed.

View the program guidelines here.

View the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) here.

For applicants of our 1st Round of the Back To Work Small Business Grant (June 29th - July 11th), we are in process of sending notifications to awardees as of August 14.