Your business through COVID-19.

Below is a summary of support programs and information to help Michigan businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.

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 coronavirus/COVID-19. Read about PPP eligibility, forgiveness, and coverage.

PPP Loan Applications in Michigan have closed as of August 8, 2020. Date may be extended.

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NEW! PPP Loan Forgiveness Application The U.S. Small Business Administration has released a simplified loan forgiveness application for borrowers who have received Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less.

NEW! Borrowers: Applying for PPP Forgiveness 
Learn how to access and complete the application, what documentation is required, and what you can expect in applying for PPP loan forgiveness.

NEW! Lenders: PPP Forgiveness Procedural Notice
A course informing (PPP) borrowers, representatives of borrowers, and those assisting borrowers, of the forgiveness processes that PPP lenders will be using.

Paid Leave Tax Relief for Businesses
Learn more about required paid leave tax relief provided by small and midsize businesses from the IRS. 

Michigan Resource Guide
Learn more about the Michigan Paycheck Protection Programs (MiPPP).

Downloads

Forgiveness Spreadsheet
Calculate PPP loan amounts, forgiveness, and disbursement plans.

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

SBA Interim Rule
Interim Rules on PPP from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Videos

Loan Forgiveness - April
On-Demand Webinar from the Michigan SBDC.

Updated: August 7, 2020

Economic Injury and Disaster Loan (EIDL)

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.

SBA resumed accepting new EIDL applications on June 15 to all qualified small businesses, including U.S. agricultural businesses.

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Application
Apply for the EIDL through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Eligibility
Learn more about assessment and eligability for the EIDL through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Updated: August 7, 2020

Michigan UIA During COVID-19

Unemployment support has changed. Below are helpful links and information to help you navigate and understand what to expect. Read more about the changes and how to apply.

Unemployment enrollment is still open. Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (PUC) benefits expired July 25, 2020.

 

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Executive Order
State of Michigan UIA Executive Order.

Application
State of Michigan UIA Application.

State of Michigan Workshare Program
Workshare Program Information

Working While Collecting Unemployment
Can I work and still collect unemployment benefits?

Check On Your Benefits
Log in to check your unemployment benefits using Michigan Web Account Manager (MiWAM).

Next Steps After Applying
Next steps after filling out the PUA application in your MiWAM account.

Videos

Assistance for Those Denied State Benefits
This video from Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency will assist those who have been denied state benefits to apply for federal benefits.

How to File PUA
This video from Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency will help you apply for PUA benefits.

Updated: August 7, 2020

Business Planning During COVID-19

Below is a list of resources to help you run a successful business during COVID-19.
Business Planning FAQ

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Resources
Resources to help your small business through COVID-19.

Videos

Sustaining Your Restaurant - April
On-Demand Webinar from the Michigan SBDC.

eCommerce During COVID-19
On-Demand Webinar from the Michigan SBDC.

Planning for Your Next Move
On-Demand Webinar from the Michigan SBDC.

Reopening Your Retail Business
On-Demand Webinar from the Michigan SBDC.

What to do Today, Tomorrow, and the Rest of this Week
On-Demand Webinar from the Michigan SBDC.

Reopening Your Business
On-Demand Webinar from the Michigan SBDC.

Navigating the Cash Flow Crunch
On-Demand Webinar from the Michigan SBDC.

Articles

Four Steps to Sustain Your Restaurant
Read about sustaining your restaurant during COVID-19.

Navigating the Cash Flow Crunch
Read the highlights of our latest webinar on navigating the cash flow crunch caused by COVID-19.

Updated: August 7, 2020

COVID-19 HR and Safety Information

Resources for keeping up with new cleaning, safety, and HR practices during COVID-19.

Videos

Working Remote
On-Demand Webinar from the Michigan SBDC.

Human Resource Management
On-Demand Webinar from the Michigan SBDC.

Managing Your Freelance Business
On-Demand Webinar from the Michigan SBDC.

Bringing Your Employees Back to Work
On-Demand Webinar from the Michigan SBDC.

Links

Resources
Resources to help your small business through COVID-19.

Downloads

OSHA: Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
Download OSHA: Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

Articles

Employee Leave Programs
Read more about employee leave programs for your small business during COVID-19.

Updated: August 7, 2020

Additional COVID-19 Resources

Some relief programs get more headlines than others. Below are a few links to additional relief resources and guides.

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Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond
The Small Business Administration provides guidance for businesses and employers to plan and respond to COVID-19. 

Resources for Michigan Businesses
Resources for businesses during COVID-19 from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

Summary of Relief Resources
Compare the federal relief programs available to small businesses.

Small Business Relief Program
Michigan Launches Small Business Relief Program.

Updated: August 7, 2020
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