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$55 million was made available statewide for grants to meet the urgent need of Michigan small businesses that have experienced a significant financial hardship due to the recent COVID-19 emergency “gatherings and face mask orders.”

Lakeshore Advantage administered this program in Allegan and Ottawa Counties, awarding $1,828,750 to 187 small businesses in the region.
CLICK HERE to read the press release
CLICK HERE to see Allegan and Ottawa County Survival Grantees 


​​The Right Place administered this grant for all other West Michigan counties. CLICK HERE for information about the Survival grant in other West Michigan counties.
 
VIEW ALL MICHIGAN SMALL BUSINESS SURVIVAL GRANTEES STATEWIDE
VIEW MICHIGAN SURVIVAL GRANT LANDING PAGE
 
REVIEW CRITERIA
The following criteria will be considered during Allegan and Ottawa county application review:
  • Status of operation (open, partially open, fully closed)
  • Industry
  • Revenue loss
  • Compliance with MDHHS orders
  • Status as a for-profit or non-profit business
  • Active/valid state licenses/registration
  • Number of employees retained as result of grant
  • Franchise status
  • Provision of goods and services to more than one customer or client
  • Average wage of jobs retained
  • Number of years in operation
  • Addition of new products or services

APPLICATION REVIEW & SELECTION PROCESS TIMELINE
  • January 19 at 9 a.m.
    • Application open
  • January 22 at 12 p.m. (noon)
    • Application closes
  • January 25-29
    • Application vetting
    • Review Committee determines awardees
  • Feb 1-5
    • Grant recipients notified
    • Grant recipients emailed link to required documentation
    • Applicants not selected to receive grants will be notified by email
  • Feb 28
    • All funds will be distributed no later than Feb. 28

 
LAKESHORE ADVANTAGE SURVIVAL GRANT REVIEW COMMITTEE MEMBERS

 



Questions for Allegan and Ottawa small business survival grants can be directed to Mandy Cooper at info@lakeshoreadvantage.com.