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State grants available for coronavirus relief for small businesses and entertainment venues

Small business owners plea for more help
Posted at 5:36 AM, Jan 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-18 05:36:53-05

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan small businesses and entertainment venues can apply for grants starting Tuesday to help with the economic losses due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last month signed into law a spending plan to help repair the economic impact the coronavirus has had on the state’s economy.

The package included a $58.5 million allocation for two programs to provide grants to eligible businesses.

Funds from both programs can be used for payroll expenses, building expenses and other business-related expenses. The grants are not first-come-first-serve but will be need-based.