Pure Michigan Small Business Relief Initiative Grant Program Opens December 15, 2020

December 4, 2020

The Michigan Strategic Fund today approved a $10 million grant program to help meet the urgent needs of small businesses disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 virus, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced. The Pure Michigan Small Business Relief Initiative will utilize federal CARES Act funding to award grants of up to $15,000 to more than 650 (for profit) small businesses across Michigan.

The application period for small businesses seeking grants will begin on Tuesday, December 15.  This grant is a first-come, first-served opportunity, so St. Clair County business are encouraged to apply immediately when the grant application opens.  This FAQ sheet answers questions about the grant. 

View Grant  FAQ Sheet 
michiganbusiness.org/relief (where to apply)

What type of businesses qualify for funding?

Small businesses include those disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and recent DHHS epidemic orders that can self-certify that their business falls into one of the following industries will meet the first eligibility requirement:

• Restaurants, bars and other food and beverage service providers
• Travel and tourism destinations including lodging providers
• Live event venues and movie theaters; conference and meeting facilities
• Ice skating rinks
• Indoor water parks
• Bowling centers and Gyms and fitness centers.


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