Resources to guide your business through COVID-19
The Michigan SBDC is here to help
We’ve gathered the most up-to-date resources to support your business during the pandemic and beyond.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I am so happy that I was referred to the Michigan SBDC. My SBDC consultant has been a tremendous resource in opening my business, staying afloat in a pandemic and even more.
Kristin Andrews, Blue Fish Early Learning Center
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