Lansing Small Business Recovery Program
The Lansing Small Business Recovery Program was designed to support small business owners as they respond to the economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In anticipation of the long-lasting effects of COVID-19, LSBRP programming will be developed to meet the changing needs of Lansing’s small businesses both immediately and in the longer-term future. This website will be updated as new information and programs become available.
Business Assistance Resources
- Lake Trust Credit Union Great Lakes Giveback Patronicity Campaign
- MEDC Restart Grants: Lansing Region
- Michigan Women Forward Resilience Microloan and Grant Fund
- MIOSHA COVID-19 Safety Grants
- LEAP One&All Inclusive Entrepreneurship Program
- Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs COVID-19 Reopening Resources
- Downtown Lansing Inc. Building Customer Trust Kit
- Lansing Regional Chamber COVID-19 Resources Website
- Lansing Economic Area Partnership Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Response Measures Website
- Lansing Economic Area Partnership One&All Inclusive Entrepreneurship program for the Lansing Region
- Lansing Economic Area Partnership One&All Downloadable Informational Presentation
- Michigan Women Forward COVID-19 Entrepreneur Resources
- Restart Resource Partners (PDF)
The Lansing Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) Business Financing Assistance Program (BFAP) offers micro-loans of up to $25,000 and larger gap financing (over $50,000) to stimulate business development and create positive economic benefits in the City of Lansing. To learn more about the BFAP program, please contact us at the link below.
MEDC Restart Grant Program
Under the MEDC’s Michigan Small Business Restart Grant Program, federally funded grants for the Lansing Region will be administered by LEAP. Through this program, LEAP is able to award $5.27 million in grants to small businesses and nonprofits located in Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties that were negatively affected by COVID-19.
- Application period: July 15th – August 5th 11:59pm
- Eligibility: Business/nonprofit applicants must have 50 or fewer employees/workers total (worldwide). Receipt of other local, state, and federal assistance (i.e. PPP, EIDL, Rescue Fund…) is not a determinant of eligibility.
- At least 30% of grant funds are required by state legislature to be awarded to small businesses owned by minorities, women, and veterans.
For more information, application guidance, and application link, visit purelansing.com/businessrelief.
MIOSHA COVID-19 Safety Grant Program
Past Programs: COVID-19 Rescue Fund
The application period for the Rescue Fund is now closed. The COVID-19 Rescue Fund was created as an emergency fund to provide immediate financial assistance to City of Lansing small businesses in danger of going out of business. Small businesses in the City of Lansing were eligible to apply for $5,000 and $10,000 grants to help face the sudden and severe economic impacts incurred due to COVID-19. A total of $400,000 of awards were available. These grants from the City of Lansing were awarded by the Lansing Economic Development Corporation.
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