As businesses are doing their best to protect customers, employees and communities, they’re not just winging it. Every decision has to be made with safety in mind and a new grant program will help them cover expenses to do so.
 
Applications are now available for the Michigan COVID-19 Safety Grant Program, a new initiative launched by the State of Michigan Labor and Economic Opportunity Department that will provide small businesses matching funds of up to $10,000 to decrease the risk of COVID-19 spread through safety and health-related equipment purchased and training in response to COVID-19.
 
Businesses with under 250 employees are eligible to apply for funding to match expenses spent on uses such as:
  • Physical barriers including plexiglass panels to separate employees from customers
  • Cleaning equipment & supplies to clean high-touch surfaces in work areas
  • HVAC & other ventilation upgrades to provide cleaner air in facilities
  • Training for employees about safety & COVID-19
  • And facial coverings for employees & customers
 
Governor Gretchen Whitmer praised this new program, stating that these grants will help to make the job of keeping workers, customers and communities safe from COVID-19 a bit easier for businesses during this time.
 
Additional information about the application process and funding can be found in the program brochure. You may also view the online application. The application window will be open until Friday, August 7, with awards given shortly thereafter.
 
 

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