City of Troy
The City of Troy will be moving to critical staff and services only plan from now until April 13 to protect residents and employees even further from the spread of COVID-19. Please review our COVID-19 City Procedures page for a full outline of current operations.
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New Assistance Programs:
Small Business ReOpen Toolkits
As small businesses in the area begin to reopen, this ReOpen Toolkit will provide some items to help you do it safely to reduce the spread of Covid-19. The kit, provided by Oakland County at no cost to the business, includes personal protection equipment (PPE) items such as masks, gloves, sanitizer, social distancing signage and health guideline information. Distribution of these kits will go only to small businesses with 50 or fewer employees. The top priority for these kits are for the following business sectors: Restaurants, bars, cafes, entertainment venues; personal services (e.g., salons, barbers and massage therapists); retail; and professional services (e.g., attorneys, insurance agents and realtors).
Thank you for requesting an Oakland County ReOpen Kit.
If you have not yet received your ReOpen kit, you are welcome to stop by one of our new distribution sites. Please see the schedule below for the schedule and site locations. Or, email ReOpenKit@oakgov.com and we can work with you to make sure you receive the materials you need.
ReOpen Kit Distribution Schedule
Oakland County Warehouse
1700 South Telegraph Road
Bloomfield, MI 48302
(Brown brick building to the south)
June 30 - July 2 and July 6 - 10 from 9 am - 2 pm
Independence Oaks Park
9501 Sashabaw Road
Clarkston, MI 48348
(Pine Grove Parking Lot, first pavilion/parking area on left once entering the park. Let contact station know they are there to pick up kit, and they will be waved through.)
July 6 | 3 - 5 pm
July 9 | 8 - 10 am
Lyon Oaks Park
52221 Pontiac Trail Rd
Wixom, MI 48393
The conference center parking lot at Lyon Oaks (North Lot right of building)
July 1 & July 10 | 8 - 10 am
July 7 | 3 - 5 pm
Red Oaks Park
29601 John R. Road
Madison Heights, MI 48071
The soccer complex on John R west of the golf course.
July 2 & July 8 | 3 - 5 pm
Questions? Contact Oakland County at firstname.lastname@example.org
Personal Protective Equipment Resilience Grant Program
Automation Alley, funded by Oakland and Macomb counties, has created the Personal Protective Equipment Resilience Grant Program to address the urgent need to move companies into the digital manufacturing age of Industry 4.0 as fast as possible to help improve our region’s manufacturing agility and response to future disruptions.
Manufacturers accepted into the program will receive:
- Strategic Guidance: on how to transform from legacy operations to digital manufacturing.
- An Industry 4.0 Assessment: outlining where their business stands today and what digital opportunities best fit their needs.
- Connections and introductions: to state-of-the art vendors and applied research that can help them along their path to Industry 4.0.
- A financial investment: will be granted to purchase Industry 4.0 and state-of-the art digital technologies.
Does my company qualify?
To qualify, companies must be a small or medium sized manufacturer residing in Oakland or Macomb County.
New Business Assistance Opportunity – MI Entrepreneur Resilience Fund
A new $1.5 million MichiganEntrepreneur Resilience Fund has been created to assist entrepreneurs and small businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19 recover from the outbreak, as well as assist them in meeting increased demands in support of COVID-19 response efforts. Grants of $1,000-$5,000 and microloans of $5,000-$10,000 are available. The program targets businesses in geographically disadvantaged areas such as Opportunity Zones and HUBZones. The following are located in Troy:
Opportunity Zone – Area bounded by Maple Road, W. Big Beaver Road, Crooks Road and Livernois
HUBZones – Area 1 bounded by Fourteen Mile Road, Maple Road, John R and Dequindre; Area 2 roughly bounded by E. Big Beaver, John R, Fourteen Mile Road, Livernois, Maple Road, Rochester Road and Stephenson Highway.
A HUBZone map may be found here:
Please click here for program information.
Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund
Verizon has made available a new round of funding through LISC to support small businesses that are faced with having to close their doors to help fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus. LISC will use the funds to provide grants of up to $10,000 to businesses facing immediate financial pressure, especially entrepreneurs of color, women-owned businesses and other enterprises that don’t have access to flexible, affordable capital in historically under-served communities. The grants are designed to help business owners fill urgent financial gaps from paying rent to meeting payroll until they can resume normal operations or other financing becomes available. You can learn more about this program HERE.
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Oakland County Business Resources: www.advantageoakland.com
State of Michigan
NEW INFORMATION June 30, 2020:
Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s MI Safe Start Plan outlines how we will begin to re-engage while continuing to keep our communities safe. Re-engagement will happen in phases. Those businesses that are necessary to protect and sustain life are already open. As we move into lower-risk phases, additional business categories will re-open and the restrictions on public gatherings and social interactions will ease.
Michigan’s Work Share program allows employers to restart their business and bring employees back from unemployment. Employers can bring employees back with reduced hours - while employees collect partial unemployment benefits to make up a portion of the lost wages. Employers can also retain their current workforce and are given the flexibility to choose which of their employees are part of a Work Share plan.
New as of April 27, 2020:
The Federal Paycheck Protection Program has a new influx of funds and resumes for applications on April 27th. These are forgivable small business loans through the SBA.
Applications for Federal Paycheck Protection Program Resume April 27
An additional $310 billion was approved to extend the Paycheck Protection Program to provide forgivable federal loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration.
The SBA resumed accepting applications from participating lenders on Monday, April 27 at 10:30 am.
Small business owners who have previously applied for PPP funding are encouraged to verify the status of their pending application with their lender. More information on how to apply for the SBA Paycheck Protection Program is available at www.MIpaycheckprotection.com
State of Michigan COVID-19 website | www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/
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Volunteer Resources | www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/
Medical professionals can register to serve their fellow Michiganders by assisting hospitals in fighting COVID-19. Other state residents also can use the site to find out how they can help in their local communities, give blood, donate money or needed medical supplies, or assist public health officials in tracking infections.
State of Michigan Business Resources: www.michiganbusiness.org/covid19
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Federal Government Business Resources
US Chamber of Commerce - Small Business Loans www.uschamber.com/sbloans
Congresswoman Haley Stevens’ guide to Business Resources: https://stevens.house.gov/sites/stevens.house.gov/files/documents/MI11%20Resource%20Guide%20for%20Businesses.pdf
Small Business Administration: www.sba.gov
America's Small Business Development Center Resources: www.americassbdc.org