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Provided below is a list of resources and information to help Lansing regional businesses during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. We will continue to update this page as more resources and information become available.

Michigan Small Business Relief Program Funds

Loans

LEAP is accepting applications for the Michigan Small Business Relief Program loan option for Lansing region small businesses with 100 or fewer employees affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We anticipate the ability to issue 3-12 loans ranging in amounts from $50,000-$200,000. 

  • The loan application will be open through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2020.
  • A multi-stage, multi-entity panel comprised of representatives from the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), Capital Region Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Capital Area Michigan Works! (CAMW!) and other key community partners will review applications.
  • In order to ensure fairness in consideration, LEAP staff will not help individual businesses with their applications.
  • LEAP has created a Local Partners Resource Map and Contact List (pdf) to help connect you with the appropriate contact near your business for possible application help.
  • Reviewing the application questions (pdf) before filling out the application can help you prepare to apply.

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Award Timeline

We intend to inform approved applicant businesses on or around Monday, April 13 that their application has been recommended to the MEDC Loan Committee for further review and final decision. LEAP anticipates an efficient disbursement process and will update this site with more details following further communication with the MEDC.

Frequently Asked Questions

Lansing Region Small Business Relief Loans FAQ (pdf)

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Resources and Documentation

Grants

LEAP has been allocated $600,000 in emergency small business relief grant funds from the MEDC to distribute 60 $10,000 grants to Lansing region small businesses. 

  • The grant application is closed as of 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2020.
  • A multi-stage, multi-entity panel comprised of representatives from the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), Capital Region Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Capital Area Michigan Works! (CAMW!) and other key community partners is currently reviewing applications.
  • LEAP anticipates contacting awardees by April 6, 2020, with grants distributed to selected businesses by or around April 8, 2020.
Frequently Asked Grant Questions

Lansing Region Small Business Relief Grants FAQ (pdf)

Resources and Documentation

Small Business Needs Survey

LEAP is collecting information from small business owners in the tri-county region (Clinton, Eaton and Ingham) to identify areas of most immediate critical need. Information is being gathered to help guide LEAP and partner agencies in creating the most effective assistance to our local business community now and during economic recovery. 

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