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The “Stay at Home” executive order has been lifted but CDC guidelines for social distancing are still in effect. Michigan has now moved into phase 4 (of 6) of the MI Safe Start reopening plan.

Important Links & Resources 

Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

via NWYC

To help small business owners and entrepreneurs better understand the new programs that will soon be available to them, the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, has created a comprehensive guide to many of the small business provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress. These programs and initiatives are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now.

When implemented, there will be many new resources available for small businesses, as well as certain non-profits and other employers. This guide provides information about the major programs and initiatives that will soon be available from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to address these needs, as well as some additional tax provisions that are outside the scope of SBA.

Click Here for your copy of the The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

Struggling to get started? The following questions might help point you in the right direction.

Do you need:
Capital to cover the cost of retaining employees?
Then the Paycheck Protection Program might be right for you.

A quick infusion of a smaller amount of cash to cover you right now?
You might want to look into an Emergency Economic Injury Grant.

To ease your fears about keeping up with payments on your current or potential SBA loan?
The Small Business Debt Relief Program could help.

Just some quality, free counseling to help you navigate this uncertain economic time?
The resource partners might be your best bet.

Click Here for your copy of the The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

To keep up to date on when these programs become available, please stay in contact with your local SBA District Office, which you can locate here.

Business Resources

Facebook Small Business Grants
https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-apply-for-facebooks-coronavirus-business-grants-2020-3

Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association Resources
https://www.mrla.org/cvemployeeresource.html

Homeland Security
https://www.dhs.gov/coronavirus-news-updates

Michigan Business Supply Chain Help:
https://pmbc.connect.space/covid19/forms?fbclid=IwAR2xquQ_PwWaKL46dz29egNkj2TsGeH7lvzcKPRNCSGzX9irx69b-VmX67Q

Security Tips for Remote Workers
https://staysafeonline.org/resource/security-tips-for-remote-workers/?fbclid=IwAR3mv8T_Ic_CexebfcPn5SdN3KrlnEfnGeT-vo7Zj9O1cR2AkUNwOEM1dD4

LEO Workshare Program
https://www.michigan.gov/leo/0,5863,7-336-78421_97241_89981_90231_90233-352546–,00.html

SBDC Webinars and Training
https://sbdcmichigan.org/small-business-covid19/?fbclid=IwAR1V7yWiyUDhvX9iZUGYSAEWq_79ACxHXpVy1KNQbSLLKC0EW9QH_YBX6Pg

MEDC Program Help
https://www.michiganbusiness.org/covid19/?fbclid=IwAR0WM14DuEW4H-3Cm_GWEpexjzd38kXUASrT0Tj_YXeLu2-trdXeERJHh4g

Michigan Broadband Help
https://michbbs.com/news/2020-march-17-covid-19-message-to-customers/

SBA Disaster Loans
https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Information/Index?fbclid=IwAR08Y6GRQnU2Rn6n4XL4QWow_TNMlDXjM1uvFBCzx1zhkPCBLAnxLP-yXr0

Bartender Emergency Assistance
https://www.usbgfoundation.org/?fbclid=IwAR31bZu4VrWfZnwGRsBKUBak7ZlY9QokIrn6tsWiwvzWFw6dYIEA_XdR_Ls

Spectrum Free Internet
https://www.spectrum.net/support/internet/coronavirus-covid-19-information-spectrum-customers/

LifeLine program for free cell phones
https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/lifeline-support-affordable-communications?fbclid=IwAR3VIfIq45wDaLFBlxKtc22p4awiCqdFFnHxgQZ3jtpJ_P9Qb0kjVk_8LlU

Commidity Food Assistance
https://www.nmcaa.net/csfp.asp?fbclid=IwAR3AgJGIco6-JWU_xKtUKH2yZiKgPVYHopEW-P-bfkbiVVt-dziTXglhU0A

Meals on Wheels
https://www.nmcaa.net/senior.asp?fbclid=IwAR2CRmIrehPuif0Wb6J6GnGFgQTpQ_JeQsA2k8WUWKwTQyrkIpZyjLBhTFA

US Dept of Labor
https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus?fbclid=IwAR36BvZv16Sn1xC4PzQGJq_1KspEini6dqbOwfdLa7rx_cBjiUZZtIl2v7Q

DTE Energy Assistance
https://newlook.dteenergy.com/wps/wcm/connect/dte-web/home/billing-and-payments/common/energy-assistance/general-assistance?fbclid=IwAR2ILXFSXMgAjfkOoFFVsk9Ydqflw6LgDSfw3anQofYS1ydtBqm6wMa-4dM

Consumers Energy Assistance
https://www.consumersenergy.com/?fbclid=IwAR2OKNDn3zFfRzguD6r5hen642zTTYXDCE7C08AxL4FYqbQMLMYjLba0le4

CrossHatch emergency funds for artists
https://www.crosshatch.org/emergency?fbclid=IwAR1tNd7OvBFZY2HbbsH0ZenWfwjeNBt14z2nXvQfhuPy_c5MLQ_psRMn0wE

Michigan Township Association
https://www.michigantownships.org/aspreleases.asp?fbclid=IwAR1V7yWiyUDhvX9iZUGYSAEWq_79ACxHXpVy1KNQbSLLKC0EW9QH_YBX6Pg

Michigan Municipal League
http://www.mml.org/home.html

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