Small Business Restart Grants Approved by the Legislature

June 18, 2020

The Michigan House and Senate approved $100 million to be spent on grants  to help small businesses as they reopen.  As a continuation of the $10 million Michigan Small Business Relief grant program created back on March 19th, the program will provide grants up to $20,000 to small businesses to help cover payroll, rent, mortgage payments, utility expenses, costs associated with reopening or other uses authorized in the federal CARES Act. 

To be eligible for a grant under the program a business must: 

  • 50 employees or less
  • not have received a grant under the old program
  • have been negatively impacted by COVID-19

More information on the grant program should become available soon.  The Michigan Chamber will keep members up to date on developments.  

For more information please contact Dan Papineau at