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COVID-19 Business Resources

Resources to guide your business through COVID-19

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

This program is for any small business with less than 500 employees (including sole proprietorships, independent contractors and self-employed persons), private non-profit organizations, or 501(c)(19) veterans organizations affected by COVID-19.

Read about PPP eligibility, forgiveness, and coverage.

PPP2 Application

Please review the PPP2 application and contact your local bank to see if they are participating in the program and can assist you in applying.

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Forgiveness Spreadsheet

Calculate PPP loan amounts, forgiveness, and disbursement plans.

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SBA Fact Sheet

Learn about PPP from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

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Economic Injury and Disaster Loan (EIDL)

The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) is a low-interest, fixed-rate loan that can provide up to $2 million in assistance for a small business. EIDL funds come directly from the U.S. Treasury.

Read more about eligibility, terms, and applications.

Targeted EIDL Advance: Frequently Asked Questions

The U.S. Small Business Administration has put together a FAQ to answer common questions regarding the application process, eligibility, program criteria and more.

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Michigan UIA During COVID-19

Unemployment support has changed. The following links and information will help you navigate these changes and understand what to expect. Read more about the changes and how to apply.

Unemployment enrollment is still open. Benefits and enrollment will be affected as a result of new federal COVID-19 stimulus relief.

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program was established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, and amended by the American Rescue Plan Act. The program includes over $16 billion in grants to shuttered venues with $1.25 billion being allocated by the American Rescue Plan Act. Applications opened on April 8, 2021. You will need a DUNs Number AND a SAMs Number to apply. Learn more about eligibility and how to apply.

Applicant user guide and FAQ: For help with the application process, refer to the applicant user guide and FAQ.

Checklist: Use the checklist to make sure you have everything you need to complete your application.

Call Center: For SVOG application portal technical assistance such as a password reset, browser suggestions, or how to use the multi-factor authentication with an app and the QR code, applicants can call 1-800-659-2955 or, for the deaf and hard-of-hearing 1-800-877-8339 and follow the prompts to SVOG assistance. Starting Saturday, April 24, the center will be open 24 hours a day through Monday evening at 8 p.m. EDT. For additional information and to review applicant resources, visit www.sba.gov/svogrant.

Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RFF)

The Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) was created by the American Rescue Plan Act and will provide $28.6 billion in grants to restaurants and bars in need. These small businesses will be able to apply for grants based on lost revenue. View the application. Learn about eligibility and what the grants can cover.

SAM.gov Entity Registration Training

Applying for a SAMs Number

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Additional COVID-19 Resources

View our free resources below to assist you and your small business as you continue to navigate through the impacts of COVID-19.

Michigan SBDC Comeback Kit

Free self-paced course designed for small business owners impacted by COVID-19 to measure the financial viability of their business.

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Four Steps to Sustain Your Restaurant

Read about sustaining your restaurant during COVID-19.

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Navigating the Cash Flow Crunch

Read the highlights from our latest webinar on navigating the cash flow crunch caused by COVID-19.

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Exploring the World of Restaurant POS Systems

Learn about how POS systems can help your restaurant navigate COVID-19.

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Summary of Relief Resources

Compare the federal relief programs available to small businesses.

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Small Business Relief Program

Michigan’s small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 virus can now apply for grants and loans through the Michigan Small Business Relief Program

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