Lansing Small Business Recovery Program

Small Business Recovery

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


Funding Opportunities

Reopening Resources
Updates & Resources

LEDC Loans


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. 
Application assistance resources are available to you! City of Lansing small businesses are encouraged to contact one of these resource partners for help creating a strong application. In addition, LEAP is working with 10 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion partners that are also available to provide application assistance

For more information, application guidance, and application link, visit purelansing.com/businessrelief.

MIOSHA COVID-19 Safety Grant Program


With employers across the state working to keep their employees, customers and communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, the State of Michigan has launched Michigan COVID-19 Safety Grant Program. These grants 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. 
  • Application period: July 27th - August 7th
  • Eligibility: Businesses applicants must have 250 or fewer employees and satisfy the Michigan COVID-19 Safety Grant Program goals of minimizing employee and customer exposures in the workplace.
Grants received after August 7, 2020 will be held pending a potential second phase, if funds remain available. Apply for MIOSHA COVID-19 Safety Grants at https://forms.leo.state.mi.us/miosha-covid-19-safety-grants/

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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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