COVID-19 Business Resources and Support

RESOURCES FOR MICHIGAN SMALL BUSINESSES AFFECTED BY COVID-19

NAWBO-GDC has compiled the links below regarding funding, procedures and other information as it relates to the COVID-19. We will continue to monitor sites and add information.

Grant opportunities:

Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity has a matching grant up to $5,000.00 for small businesses (250 employees or less) to help with payment of safety and health equipment. Grant information and how to apply: MIOSHA Workplace Improvement to Safety and Health (MIWISH) Grant Program .

 

Michigan Women Forward through the Michigan Entrepreneur Resilience Fund has grants and microloans available to women-owned businesses who have been adversely affected due to COVID-19. 

  • Grants: $1,000 – $5,000 grants to assist with reopening or pivoting your business.
  • Microloans: $5,000 – $10,000 loans with a 1-3 year repayment period. Loans are fixed rate (8%), fully amortizing, term loans.

 More details and how to apply go here


Member Tracy Katz's company LegalShield/IDShield has created an online resource guide for individuals, families and small businesses. Read here for more information.  

If need PPE to reopen both Oakland County and Detroit Based Buinsesses have forms to fill out to help you get a starter kit for free. 
Oakland County Opening PPE ToolKit - note you must be part of Downtown Development Authority and have 50 or fewer employees to receive these kits: https://forms.oakgov.com/151
 
Detroit Based Businesses: https://detroitmeansbusiness.org/

Michigan Economic Development Corporation:  The Michigan Strategic Fund has approved economic assistance for small businesses around Michigan that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 virus. The Small Business Relief Program authorizes the MEDC to provide up to $20 million in support for small businesses, divided equally in the form of small business grants and loans. Funds for the program are expected to be available no later than April 1, 2020. This page also has links to Federal Programs including the Small Business Administrations Disaster Assistance Loans and other resources along with links for questions on unemployment and other issues businesses may be facing due to COVID-19.

State of Michigan is partnering with the Michigan Small Business Administration to guide you through applying for Paycheck Protection Program and the steps to take.

State of MichiganLatest update on COVID-19.

Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce has page with resources for businesses during COVID-19.

NAWBO our national organization has a lot of resources for women owned businesses through its NAWBO Institute. This is area is usually for members only but during this challenging time they are opening up parts of it to all. You will need to regsiter to use. Visit nawbogdc.org

Member Tracy Katz's company LegalShield/IDShield has created an online resource guide for individuals, families and small businesses. Read here for more information.  

 

 

 

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