The State of Michigan will distribute up to $409 million of its American Rescue Plan Act funds as grants to eligible businesses who have suffered financial hardship due to COVID-19. The Michigan Department of Treasury is administering this grant.

What Types of Businesses are Eligible?

Afflicted businesses cannot be tax exempt. Eligible business include:

  • Entertainment venues
  • Recreational facilities/public places of amusement
  • Gyms/Exercise facilities
  • Food service establishment
  • Cosmetology or barber services
  • Nursery dealer/grower
  • Athletic trainer
  • Body art facility
  • Hotel or bed and breakfast

View Details on Eligibility; Click Here

Eligibility Requirements

Under the Afflicted Business Relief Grant Program, eligible businesses in operation before October 1, 2019, may receive a percentage of their loss in total state sales through a grant. Eligible businesses that began operating between October 1, 2019, and June 1, 2020, may receive a grant equal to 25% of certain specified costs.

Depending upon the number of businesses that apply, the grants may be prorated to ensure that all eligible businesses can receive funding.

Eligible businesses applying for a grant will be required to include tax and other financial information and documentation to support their claims.

Businesses include: Self-employed, an independent contractor, sole proprietorship with no employees, or had paid employees affected by at least 5% of the year.

Calculating Hardship; Click Here

Application Details
The application will open at 8:00am ET on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. An application must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on March 31, 2022. Paper applications will not be accepted. Applications must be submitted online only. These applications are NOT first-come, first-served. Grant amounts may be prorated based on number of eligible applicants.

How & When to Apply; Click Here

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