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

January 14, 2021

The Michigan Strategic Fund today approved two grant programs – the Michigan Small Business Survival Grants and the Michigan Stages Survival Grants – totaling $58.5 million in relief to help meet the urgent needs of small businesses and live event venues impacted by the COVID-19 virus, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation […]

New MDHHS Order Issued

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a new MDHHS epidemic order that allows for indoor group exercise and non-contact sports. The new order is effective Saturday, Jan. 16 and will last until Sunday, Jan. 31.

Guidance was also offered on the fate of indoor dining, with an expected reopening of February 1, with capacity limits and a […]

Economic Development Corporation (EDC) COVID-19 Loan Program

The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Marquette County recently received $500,000 in EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance funds. The funds will help small businesses and entrepreneurs adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

These funds are available to businesses to help alleviate sudden and severe economic dislocation caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Pure Michigan Small Business Relief Initiative

The Pure Michigan Small Business Relief Initiative will utilize federal CARES Act funding to provide $10 million in grants to meet the urgent need of Michigan small businesses disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Applications for businesses to apply will open on December 15, 2020.

Grant Information for Small Businesses

Grants will be awarded in […]

First National Bank & Trust Helping Community Businesses with CARES Act Assistance

With the recently passed additional funding for the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act, First National Bank & Trust is available to help area businesses get assistance and relief from this economic stimulus package.

An additional $310 billion dollars was allocated to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) on April 24, and processing […]