194 small businesses and nonprofits from across Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties received $15,000 survival grants to alleviate impacts from the state Health Department December 2020 Gatherings and Mask Order. From the 1,045 eligible applications in the Lansing region, our region received only enough funding to support approximately 18% of the applicants. Collectively, the businesses awarded grants retained 2,242 jobs.
In an effort to continue to support small businesses, the Michigan Small Business Survival Grant Program will provide funding to eligible small businesses disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and the Gatherings and Mask Order issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Service on December 7, 2020 through December 20, 2020 and the order taking effect on November 18, 2020 that it rescinded and replaced.
The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) will receive $3 million to provide 194 $15,000 working capital grants to eligible small businesses and nonprofits across Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties.
In order to be eligible for funding under the Program, small businesses must be a for-profit or non-profit company and meet all criteria below:
The Lansing region will prioritize establishments in the following industries:
Application timeline: Tuesday, January 19 at 9 a.m. to Friday, January 22 at 12 p.m. on the MEDC website.