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MACOMB BUSINESS
Planning and Economic Development

Resources for Businesses During COVID-19

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS)

Current Guidance from the State of Michigan


Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity

COVID-19 Workplace Safety Guidance


U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

COVID-19 Healthcare Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) - June 21, 2021

Is Your Workplace Covered by the Healthcare ETS?


 

Is your company interested in hosting a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic?

Our department is working with the Macomb County Health Department to investigate the possibility of offering workplaces an opportunity to host a vaccine clinic for their employees. If this is something you might consider, please assist us to develop plans by answering this quick survey: https://forms.gle/tFygcKsGrNYwYZpP9


Current Assistance Programs for Businesses:

Child Care Stabilization Grants Fall 2021: Michigan's Child Care Stabilization Grants

Child care providers are heroes. We are grateful for the work you do for our children and communities. This fall, the Legislature passed, and Governor Whitmer signed a budget that includes over $700 million in grant funding to support child care providers like you.

These funds are available to help keep your doors open and focus on what matters most-supporting kids and families.

This website provides all the information you need to apply for the Child Care Stabilization Grant, track your expenses, and make investments in your program and facility.

APPLY NOW:


First State Bank - Back2Business Program: Grants available for minority-owned small businesses

Fiserv is giving back to help small businesses get Back2Business with a program focused on helping to jump-start Black- and minority-owned small businesses in hard-hit communities. Back2Business is designed to help stabilize and grow small businesses, with business consulting services, leading Clover payments technology solutions from Fiserv and financial support for employee payroll, rent or lease payments, operations equipment and resources. To help us elevate economic inclusion and create transformative change, we’re partnering with AEO, who continues to join forces with market partners that believe in collaborating to drive wealth creation in underserved communities through entrepreneurship. 

In partnership with AEO, we are pleased to announce the Fiserv Back2Business Grants for Small Business Program, which will award up to $10,000 to Black- and minority-owned businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 and social unrest. We are equipping these businesses with vital education, coaching, and capital to truly fuel growth of our communities, creating sustainable business and shared value for all.

APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED!

The Back2Business program is now accepting applications. Small, minority-owned businesses within Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties are encouraged to apply for grants through the Back2Business program. To find out if your business is eligible or to access the applications, visit aeoworks.org/fiserv/. As funds are limited, you’ll want to apply quickly!

APPLY NOW


PPP Direct Forgiveness Portal

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is launching a streamlined application portal to allow borrowers with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans $150,000 or less through participating lenders to apply for forgiveness directly through the SBA.  

The new forgiveness platform will begin accepting applications from borrowers on August 4, 2021. Lenders are required to opt-in to this program through https://directforgiveness.sba.gov. In addition to the technology platform, the SBA is standing up a PPP customer service team to answer questions and directly assist borrowers with their forgiveness applications. Borrowers that need assistance or have questions should call (877) 552-2692, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. EST.


Financing Resources through the State of Michigan


Critical Support Available for Michigan Restaurants, Bars through Federal Restaurant Revitalization Fund  

Eligible businesses include restaurants; food stands, food trucks, food carts; caterers; bars, saloons, lounges, taverns; brewpubs, tasting rooms, taprooms; breweries, wineries and distilleries; and bakeries. The fund prioritizes direct relief to women, veterans, and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals for first 21 days, then first-come, first-serve for all eligible applicants. For more information on the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, visit sba.gov/restaurants or in Spanish at sba.gov/restaurantes.


SBA offers help for small businesses affected by COVID-19


 
 

COVID-19 Business Support

If you need assistance with your business, please fill out this form.

You will be contacted by someone who can provide further assistance.

Macomb County CARES Act - Small Business Email Notification Sign Up

Please fill out this form if you would like to receive notifications about potential grant opportunities.


Printable Signage for Businesses to use:

Printable posters from the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity.

The following are signs used in county buildings. Click on the image to download, print and display in your own place of business for free.

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Additional Information:

General Reference:

State of Michigan Resources

Michigan Department Health and Human Services: COVID-19 Employer Guidance

Michigan Main Street (MEDC): Reopen Main Street: Navigating a New Reality - Together

Federal Government Resources

Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity: COVID-19 Workplace Safety Guidance

U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division: Q&As for COVID-19 related guidance to FLSA and FMLA and the FFCRA

Macomb County Resources


Ensuring Employee and Customer Safety:

State of Michigan Resources

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services: Re-opening Issues Reporting Forms

All employers who will require their workers to leave their home to come to work, MUST:
1. Develop a COVID-19 preparedness and response plan that is consistent with OSHA's Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

Guidelines for establishing an employee screening process: English or Spanish

Federal Government Resources

 

Macomb County Resources

Additional Resources

Detroit Regional Chamber: Michigan’s Return-To-Office Workgroup Releases Recommendations For Transitioning To In-Person Work

American Society of Employers (ASE) has curated a list of helpful resources to assist employers in protecting their employees and plan for future outbreaks or spread of the illness.

ASE: COVID-19 FAQs for Employers

ASE: Interpretation of updated MIOSHA workplace guidance, published June 22, 2021


Cleaning and Disinfecting:

State of Michigan Resources

 

Federal Government Resources

Macomb County Resources


Local Suppliers:

The following is a list of local businesses with supplies that you may need to reopen your business. The state of Michigan also maintains a directory of businesses that provide essential supplies. To access it, complete the procurement form. 

Hand Sanitizer

Face Masks, Shields and Gowns

Signage

Sneeze/Cough Guards, Splash Shields, and Other Plastic Products