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LISC in partnership with Lowes is offering grants up to $20,000.
On behalf of the National LISC office, we are excited to announce that Round 5 of the LISC Small Business Relief Grants is now open! These grants are for small businesses facing immediate financial pressure because of COVID-19.
Michigan Small Business Restart Program
In response to the economic impact of COVID-19, the State of Michigan has allocated $100 million of CARES Act funding to implement the Michigan Small Business Restart Program to support the needs of Michigan Businesses directly impacted by COVID-19.
$8.55 Million Available in COVID-19 Workplace Safety Grants
The State of Michigan is making available $8.55 million in COVID-19 Workplace Safety Grants.  The grants are intended to provide companies with fewer than 250 employees matching funds of up to $10,000 to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and purchase health-related equipment and training in response to the virus. More information on the grants and qualification requirements can be found here.  The initial grant application window will be open through Friday, August 7, 2020, with awards given shortly thereafter. Grants applications received after August 7, 2020 will be held pending a potential second phase, if funds remain available.

Helpful Info:

SCORE Remote Mentoring is Available
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, SCORE mentors will meet with clients remotely. Mentors are available to participate in remote mentoring sessions via phone, email, and video. If you already have a SCORE mentor, ask them if you can use a remote mentoring method for your sessions.
Free, Confidential Business Advice from Michigan SBDC
Access small business consulting, training and market research at no-cost through the Michigan SBDC. To get started, please select your county from the list below and follow the prompts to complete the online request for business services.
PMBC Virtual Procurement Assistance
PMBC is offering a free, online procurement and donation platform to assist suppliers of critical health and human services across a broad range of categories, including local municipalities, in accessing supplies and products as they respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.
There is currently a mandatory update to federal posters in response to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. During the stay at home order, employers should post it in an intranet or email it to all employees. Once the order is lifted it must be posted through December 31.
Full Toolkit
The Michigan Chamber continues to update its toolkit with resources for chamber members.