Updated: Mar 27
To provide immediate financial assistance to small businesses in the Tri-county region who have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) has been designated by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to award up 60 grants in the amount of $10,000 each to eligible small businesses with 50 employees or less under the Michigan Small Business Relief Program.
Please note: If your company has more than 50 employees but you have small employers in your supply chain whose continued operation is important to your success, please share this information with them.
The intent of this rapid-deployment grant program is to provide immediate financial assistance to small companies whose continued existence is threatened by the economic disruptions caused by the COVID-19 crisis. Grant funds must be used for working capital (payroll, rent, utilities, etc) and will be dispersed to grant awardees as early as Wednesday, April 8.
Detailed information concerning this grant opportunity, including eligibility and application requirements, scoring criteria, and timelines can be found on the LEAP website at http://www.purelansing.com/businessrelief. The online application form is now available at the same link and the deadline for applications is 11:59pm on Tuesday, March 31.
If you have questions about this grant opportunity, please reference the online FAQ available on the LEAP website. If you do not see an answer to your question or need additional assistance, please hit reply or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to assist you.
Additional COVID-19 information and resources are available on the CAMC website at https://www.camconline.org/covid-19-resources.