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This web page from Congress.gov provides the history and text of the American Rescue Plan made into law on March 11, 2021. The $1.9 trillion rescue plan will accelerate America’s vaccination effort, cut child poverty in half, extend a lifeline to the unemployed, provide aid to working families, ensure that state and local governments can keep providing needed services, and provide resources to allow schools to reopen safely.
A WORD OF ADVICE FROM THE BDC
Businesses that are struggling are encouraged to seek advice from their lenders, utility providers, landlords or mortgage holders and vendors. Many are willing to work with clients and can discuss options for you and your business. If there is anything we can do to assist, you may contact the BDC Staff via email or by phone at 734-241-8081.
- SBDC OFFERING FREE TRAINING COURSE -The Michigan SBDC has introduced a self-paced course, the Comeback Kit, designed for Michigan small business owners and entrepreneurs who are working to come back from the impacts and effects of the pandemic. This learning module will help small businesses to evaluate their financials, understand where they are today, and recognize what they need to do to get healthier tomorrow. Learn more about taking advantage of this free online course.
- MICHIGAN SMALL BUSINESS SURVIVAL GRANT PROGRAM -A summary of the Michigan Small Business Survival Grant award information was provided by the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC). Here is a link to the announcement from Gov. Whitmer: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announces nearly 6,000 small businesses across Michigan awarded $52.5 million through Michigan Small Business Survival Grant Program | Michigan Business
- Businesses across the state can schedule free COVID-19 safety consultations as a part of the Ambassador program partnership with NSF International and MIOSHA. Ambassadors are conducting outreach to statewide businesses to offer education and support to implement regulations on workplace safety. In addition, businesses can visit the COVID-19 workplace safety website to schedule tier-two consultations, an in-depth assessment of workplace safety requirements, with NSF International. These meetings will connect employers directly with an Ambassador to identify and implement solutions in their specific workplace free of charge. Tier-two visits are targeted to these at-risk industries: retail stores, restaurants and gyms. Employers and employees with specific questions regarding workplace safety and health may contact MIOSHA using the hotline at 855-SAFEC19 (855-723-3219).
- Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) has a procurement program to assist businesses in accessing non-medical grade PPE to keep employees and customers safe. There are two programs: One for your Procurement Needs and the other for Supplier Capabilities if you are in a position to fill PPE needs.
- Every business must develop a COVID-19 preparedness and response plan, consistent with recommendations in Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19, developed by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration and available here. Within two weeks of resuming in-person activities, a business plan must be made readily available to employees, labor unions, and customers, whether via website, internal network, or by hard copy. Here are some different sources that may help you in getting your plan developed and implemented.
Local, State, & Federal Resources
During any economic crisis, business owners should be in contact with their financial lender. If you don't have one, financial resources are listed on this webpage that you may consider.
We also advise you to look over the following resources. They will help you prepare for a discussion with your advisor.
Please contact our office if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-241-8081:
Remote Working Resources
Crisis Planning Resources
Local Financial Resources