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Business Resources during COVID-19

The purpose of this page is to provide resources for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. This page is under development.

Find your local health department!

Find which health department serves your area and access the latest information. 

State of Michigan Official COVID-19 Information

www.michigan.gov/coronavirus - Visit this page to find valuable resources for employers, workers, residents and communities and stay informed on Michigan’s latest efforts to mitigate the impact of the virus on our state’s residents and economy.

MIOSHA Emergency Rules - Visit this page to find workplace safety guidance.

Guidelines for Re-Opening


Relief Grants and Financing

Small Business Relief Grant - December 15

CARES Act and Covid-19 Quick Reference Guide

Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act

Small Business Development Center Resources

US Small Business Administration: Disaster Assistance Funding 

USDA Rural Development Relief Measures

Michigan Work Share Program

Michigan Paycheck Protection Program - Small businesses across Michigan are now able to apply for $349 billion in Paycheck Protection Program forgivable loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration. These loans are designed to help small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. Loans may be forgiven in all or in part if employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the funds are used toward payroll, rent, mortgage interest or utilities. The program will award loans on a first come, first served basis with funding caps in place, and Michigan businesses are encouraged to apply early.

Technical Assistance

Human Resources/Finding Workers (Business Services NEMC)
Legal/Bankruptcy Assistance (SBDC)
Transitioning to Online Sales (SBDC and TLD)
Marketing Assistance
Instructions for Employers COVID-19 video - Employers who have closed and/or laid off or placed workers on leave are required to announce such cessation of business in accordance with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act.


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The Shuttered Venues Operators Grant (SVOG) application portal opens, April 8, 2021. Below are some key resources to prepare your SVOG application. SBA revised FAQs (Updated April 6, 2021) SBA’s Recorded SVOG Informational more...
Businesses across the state can now schedule free COVID-19 safety consultations as a part of the new Ambassador program partnership with NSF International and MIOSHA. Ambassadors are conducting outreach to statewide businesses to more...
The U.S. Small Business Administration released a simplified loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less. This action streamlines the PPP forgiveness process to provide financial more...
The Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity today provided guidance to Michigan employers on how to avoid potential layoffs related to COVID-19. “We know that many families and businesses are and will more...