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Planning and Economic Development

Macomb County Small Business Sustainability Program

The Macomb County Small Business Sustainability program will make up to $5 million in grants available for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. These funds can be used to offset losses or expenses created by the pandemic.  These are grants, not loans, and do not need to be repaid. 

This round of funding is only for those businesses that have not already received a grant from Macomb County. If you have already received a check from Macomb County, please do not apply.

Applications will be accepted beginning Monday, October 19 until Monday, November 2 at noon

Businesses with 50 – 500 employees may be eligible for grants up to $10,000.

Businesses with 2 - 49 employees may be eligible for grants up to $5,000.

Businesses with 1 or less employees may be eligible for grants up to $2,500.


Macomb County Grant Opportunities for Small Businesses


A complete application must include: 

  • A hand signed W 9 (download) - Learn how to fill out a W9, click here.
    • Must be signed and dated within 12 months
  • A hand signed and dated Affidavit (download) - This is a Microsoft Word document. This needs to be signed, but does not need to be notarized.
  • Recent bill (within the last 30 days) that includes the business name or owners name and business address. Suitable documents include a rent or mortgage statement, water, gas, electric, or phone bill. The address must match the location you are submitting for a grant.
  • Proof of business registration such as a copy of LARA registration or Macomb County Clerk’s Office Registration or one of the items listed below:
    • A 2019 or 2020:
      • Schedule C
      • Profit and loss statement
      • 1120 for Corporations
      • 1065 for Partnerships


All of the following must be met:

  • Any business located in Macomb County with 500 or fewer employees.
  • Must be a for-profit organization.
  • A “brick and mortar” business that was registered prior to September 1, 2020 OR,
  • A home-based business that was registered prior to March 16, 2020
  • Businesses must have a valid Employer Identification Number (EIN) or Social Security Number depending on what you use for your business taxes
  • Demonstrate need to cover payroll expenses, rent, mortgage payments, utility expenses, and/or other similar expenses that considered ordinary course in the course of business.
  • Grantees will be required to sign an affidavit stating that grant funds will be used to cover losses or expenses incurred by the pandemic.

Those NOT eligible include:

  • Businesses located outside of Macomb County, Michigan.
  • Those locations that have already received or been approved for a  Michigan Small Business Relief Program (SBRP) Grant, Michigan Restart Grant or previous rounds of the Macomb County Small Business Sustainability Grant. (Those that have already received a check from Macomb County).
  • Independent contractors (1099 employee).
  • Businesses that are publicly traded or national franchises.