The State of Michigan has allocated $55 million to implement the Michigan Small Business Survival Grant Program to support the needs of Michigan businesses that have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 virus and the Gatherings and Mask Order.

The application window to apply will open at 9:00 a.m. EST on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 and applications will be accepted until noon on Friday, January 22, 2021.

Applications will only be accepted online in Connect Space. A business may create an account in Connect Space in advance of the application opening or may already have an account. Please visit and click “Sign Up Now” to create an account. A Connect Space account is required to apply and only applications submitted online will be accepted. 

Be sure to note your password as it may be necessary to enter when signing into you account in order to apply.

Have your Connect Space account set up, remember your password, review the application questions ahead of time and be ready when the application window opens.

CLICK HERE for full program details

  • How to prepare to apply
  • Eligibility requirements
  • Program overview


The Michigan Stages Survival Grant Program provides one-time grants to eligible entertainment and live music venues throughout Michigan that have realized a significant financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and emergency declarations.