Oakland County- Vaccine Updates: oaklandcountyvaccine.com/
New Update: 04/21/21
SBA to Launch Restaurant Revitalization Fund
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 created the Restaurant Revitalization Fund to provide restaurants with grants equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss, up to $10 million per entity (including affiliates) and limited to $5 million per physical location. Grant amounts are reduced by any Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan proceeds the applicant received. Eligible entities include restaurants, caterers, food trucks, bars, lounges, taverns, brewpubs, taprooms and tasting rooms. The Small Business Administration is administering the fund similar to the PPP loan program. For more information, click here:
MIOSHA Ambassador Visit- nsf.org/consulting
NSF is teaming up with the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) and the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) to provide free education and one-on-one guidance to help Michigan businesses minimize COVID-19 risks.
Michigan WorkShare Program- michigan.gov/leo
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.
Additional Business Resources
- State of Michigan COVID Resources for Businesses: michiganbusiness.org/covid19
- Troy Chamber of Commerce COVID Resources: troychamber.com/covid-19-resources
- Small Business Administration: www.sba.gov
- America's Small Business Development Center Resources: americassbdc.org
- Michigan Safe Start Plan: michigan.gov/coronavirus
- Congresswoman Haley Stevens’ Resource Guide For Businesses In The Time Of Covid-19: stevens.house.gov/sites/stevens.house.gov/files/documents/MI.pdf
- U.S Chamber of Commerce- Guide to Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Loans: uschamber.com/report/guide-small-business-covid-19-emergency-loans
MWF Michigan Entrepreneur Fund- miwf.org/mwf-entrepreneur-resilience-fund
With the generous support of MEDC, NEI, Michigan-based foundations, corporate partners, individual donors, and in collaboration with the SBA, the Michigan Entrepreneur Resilience Fund has secured funds to provide recovery loans to diverse entrepreneurs and small businesses from underrepresented groups in Michigan. This fund is intended to assist geographically and demographically disadvantaged individuals.
Clear to Go Health Screening Software- cleartogo.co/counties/oakland-county
Oakland County is providing free user-friendly screening software to local restaurants and public schools in the county to help enhance safety protocols and streamline the process of screening and tracking for COVID-19.
Oakland County Restaurant Relief Program Phase II- troymi.gov/restaurant_relief_program
If you are interested in requesting assistance through Phase Two of this program, and you have not already done so, we need to know as soon as possible. Reimbursement of up to $10,000 per business will be allowed for eligible costs of products, labor, services, and fees incurred from July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021. Please note that any reimbursements are subject to availability of funding from Oakland County.
Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association- mrla.org/coronavirus.html
As COVID-19 continues to impact our industry in Michigan, we are continuously sharing all available resources to the hospitality industry as they become available. The information below is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other reputable resources.
Michigan Reconnect- michigan.gov/reconnect
Michigan Reconnect is a scholarship program that pays for you to attend your in-district community college and offers a large tuition discount if you attend an out-of-district community college.
Project DIAMOnD- automationalley.com/Initiatives/PPE-Resilience-Grant-Program
Automation Alley, funded by Oakland and Macomb counties, has created the Project DIAMOnD 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.