The state of Michigan has launched another round of funding for the Michigan COVID-19 Safety Grant Program, which provide small businesses with fewer than 250 employees, including licensed non in-home childcare centers, matching funds of up to $10,000 to decrease the risk of COVID-19 spread through safety and health-related equipment purchased and training.
According to press release from the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, the grant application window is now open and will close Friday, June 18, with awards given shortly thereafter. Grants received after June 18, will be held pending a potential third phase, if funds remain available.
To apply, businesses need to complete the Michigan COVID-19 Safety Grant application.
Examples of how grant funding may be utilized:
- Purchasing supplies/materials such as sneeze guards, physical barriers, face coverings, and hand washing/hygiene stations.
- Purchasing Personal Protective Equipment including gowns, gloves, and eye protection.
- Training to educate employees about the spread and dangers of COVID-19.