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$8.55 MILLION IN COVID-19 SAFETY GRANTS FOR MICHIGAN SMALL BUSINESSES

 $8.55 MILLION IN COVID-19 SAFETY GRANTS FOR MICHIGAN SMALL BUSINESSES

The State of Michigan has launched the Michigan COVID-19 Safety Grant Program. This program will award small businesses, matching funds of up to $10,000, to create a safer and healthier work environment and reduce the risk of employee exposure.

To qualify for the grant, you must be a small business and have fewer than 250 employees, provide a copy of your COVID-19 safety plan, and a description of how funds will help promote workplace safety.

The grant period begins on Monday, July 27 and ends Friday, August 7, 2020 with awards given shortly thereafter.

Funding may be used to:

  • Purchase barriers/sneeze guards for bars, restaurants, and gyms to separate customers from employees
  • Upgrade ventilation systems
  • Purchase hand washing/hygiene stations and supplies like disinfectants, wipes and soap
  • Touchless thermometers used to conduct employee health screening
  • Purchasing face coverings such as masks, face shields and respirators
  • Purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including gowns, gloves, and eye protection
  • Training to educate employees about the spread and dangers of COVID-19

Click here for full details on the program. 

To apply, businesses must complete the Michigan COVID-19 Safety Grant application at Michigan.gov/COVIDWorkplaceSafety. If, after reviewing the information available and have questions regarding Michigan COVID-19 Safety Grant or application, contact the Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Opportunity at 517-284-7811 or LEC-CETGrants@Michigan.gov

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