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COVID-19 Recovery Resources

Compilation of Resources for Businesses, Workers. and Economic Recovery During COVID-19

Several resources are being shared right now to help businesses and workers that may have hardships due to the closings that are taking place to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.

Below is a compilation. Please send any additional that you might see or be aware of to Cassandra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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9/20/21 Updates

COVID-19 EIDL Program Updates

8/2/21 Updates

EDA Has Released its ARPA Funding

7/26/21 Updates

Michigan Awarded $10M Grant to Expand Employment Opportunities for Residents

7/19/21 Updates

EDO's Being Sought for Post-COVID Nationwide Summer Challenge - Participants Receive Free Report - Other Awards Possible

7/12/21 Updates

Work at Home or the Office? Either Way, There’s a Start-Up for That.

7/6/21 Updates

The Way Forward: Michigan Small Business, Retail Look to Innovation to Rebound

6/28/21 Updates

Michigan Future Business Index Survey Will Help Understanding of How Businesses are Doing Post-COVID

6/21/21 Updates

Gov. Whitmer Announces State will Open to Full Capacity on June 22

6/14/21 Updates

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Push for Billions in Additional Aid for Restaurant Revitalization Fund

6/7/21 Updates

Michigan "Back-to-Work" Employer Resources from LEO

6/1/21 Updates

UPDATED MIOSHA Emergency Rules Q&A (Recorded Webinar)

5/24/21 Updates

Gov. Whitmer Accelerates “MI Vacc To Normal” Plan

5/17/21 Updates

Peters, Stabenow Welcome $11 Billion in Federal Funding through American Rescue Plan

5/10/21 Updates

Michigan Loosening Mask Requirements for Vaccinated Residents This Week

5/3/21 Updates

Whitmer Unveils Plan to Get ‘MI Vacc to Normal’

4/26/21 Updates

Free 4/28 Webinar on Restaurant Revitalization Fund

4/19/21 Updates

$175M in Federal Funding Going to Small Businesses in Michigan

ARPA Allocations Provide Potential Relief for UP Businesses, Communities, and Non-profits

Lean Rocket Lab, LTU's Centrepolis Accelerator Receive Federal Grant to Grow COVID-19 Response

4/12/21 Updates

Grants for Northern Michigan Small Business Relief from COVID-19 to Begin in Apri

Shuttered Venue Operations Grant Information and Application

4/5/21 Updates

Michigan Communities Anxiously Await Rules for Spending Billions in Stimulus Funds

Payment Protection Program Extended to May 31

3/29/21 Updates

SBA to Increase Lending Limit for COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans

3/22/21 Updates

MIOSHA Submits Request for Formal Rulemaking Related to COVID-19 Rules

3/15/21 Updates

Gov. Whitmer Signs Supplemental Funding to Support COVID-19 Recovery Plan

3/8/21 Updates

Michigan to Relaxes Restaurant, Other Business COVID-19 Restrictions

3/1/21 Updates

SBA Prioritizes Smallest of Small Businesses in the Paycheck Protection Program

2/22/21 Updates

SBA Weinbar Series THIS WEEK: Small Business Recovery and Resilience

2/8/21 Updates

Businesses Face Hard Decisions on Whether, When to Hire

2/1/21 Updates

Feds Offer Look at Who's Getting PPP Loans this Time, and How Much

1/25/21 Updates

Michigan Stages Survival Grant Program for Entertainment Venues - Applications Being Accepted

Over Half of Companies Will Require a Vaccine for Employees to Work On-site, Survey Says

1/18/21 Updates

Michigan Small Business Survival Grant Program to Provide $55 Million in Grants for COVID-19 Relief Efforts

1/11/21 Updates

COVID-19 Restaurant Resources (Recorded LEO Webinar)

PPP for Small Businesses to Restart Monday

1/4/21 Updates

COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans

Whitmer Signs $106 Million COVID-19 Relief Bill

12/28/20 Updates

Governor Whitmer Announces Programs to Support Michigan Families, Restaurants & Small Businesses

12/21/20 Updates

MEDC's COVID-19 Winter Strategies Resource Guide

12/7/20 Updates

GOP Leaders See Bipartisan Group’s Covid-Aid Effort Falling Short

11/30/20 Updates

MEDC Encourages Michiganders to “Support Local” this Holiday season, and Beyond

Priority Health to Offer Financial Relief to Large Employer Groups in Response to COVID-19 (second article)

11/23/20 Updates

Discover Oceana Promotes Shopping Local

MIOSHA State Emphasis Program Live Webinar with Sean Egan (recorded webinar)

11/16/20 Updates

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Announces Nearly $100M for Michigan Businesses through Grant Program

Midland County’s Answer to the Childcare Challenge

Small Business Weatherization Grants

11/9/20 Updates

Social District Opens in Downtown Muskegon

11/2/20 Updates

Restarting Delayed Capital Projects

10/26/20 Updates

Manufacturer Overcomes COVID Disruptions with Augmented Reality

U.S. Department of Commerce Launches $25 Million SPRINT Challenge to Address Coronavirus Pandemic Through Entrepreneurship and Innovation

10/19/20 Updates

Governor Whitmer Takes Action to Protect Workers, Keep Workplaces Safe from COVID-19 

SBA Provides Simplified Process for PPP Forgiveness for Loans of $50,000 or Less

10/12/20 Updates

+Impact Studio for Local Businesses

Resources That are Still Available to Small Business (Podcast)

What Comes After COVID-19? Impacts of Global Pandemic on Manufacturing Automation and Strategic Planning

10/6/20 Updates

Consumers Energy Pledges $12 Million Relief Fund for Residential, Small Business Customers

Michigan's University Research Corridor Report - Confronting COVID-19: Research, Innovation and Leadership

9/28/20 Updates

The Michigan Hospitality Industry Employee Relief Fund

9/21/20 Updates

Site Selection's Navigating a Post-COVID World Digital Edition

9/14/20 Updates

How Has Local Government Responded to COVID-19?

Michigan Launches New Plan Offering Free College to 625,000 Essential Workers

State Provides Guidelines to Gyms, Fitness Centers to Open Safely

Economic Recovery and Business Re-Open Strategies

Statewide Resources

Federal Resources

Great Ideas from MEDA Members

Out-of-State Examples

Other Resource Pages, Grant Opportunities, Ways Businesses Can Save Money, Etc.

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