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.
The following types of individual businesses are eligible: restaurants, bars, aerobics and sports class facilities, fitness centers and gyms, health spas and wellness centers, final-consumer, fixed-location retailers, and banquet and event centers. Local government units and private commercial or nonprofit entities are also eligible.
MIOSHA is awarding qualifying employers for a dollar-for-dollar match up to $5,000 to purchase safety and health-related equipment and equipment-related training to create a safer and healthier work environment.
The Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD) is offering a grant opportunity to promote the sustainability of land-based industries and support infrastructure that benefit rural communities. Land-based industries include: food and agriculture, forestry, mining, oil and gas production, and tourism.
As communities across Michigan face budget uncertainties due to unanticipated costs associated with COVID-19, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) has made available $20 million in federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) CARES Act funding to 77 non-entitlement counties to provide economic relief. Funds may be used to reimburse for unbudgeted expenditures by counties to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the Coronavirus.
The Michigan Strategic Fund has approved modifications to the BAF to provide greater support to business accelerators in Michigan’s Statewide SmartZone network that serve startups and high-tech companies impacted by COVID-19. SmartZone services can be accessed at Houghton/Hancock MTEC, Marquette SmartZone Innovate Marquette and Sault Ste. Marie SmartZone/Sault Ste. Marie EDC
These funds are available to businesses in Marquette County to help alleviate sudden and severe economic dislocation caused by COVID-19.