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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Assistance & Support for Small Businesses During COVID-19

Learn about support available for small business during COVID-19, including small business grants, tax assistance, and more.

  • Small Business Grants
    • To address the financial hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis, Ann Arbor SPARK, Washtenaw County’s Office of Community & Economic Development, WCC’s Entrepreneurship Center and SBDC have developed an emergency fund that provides working capital grants in amounts up to $2,500 to qualifying small businesses. Learn more, including who qualifies, and how to apply here.
  • Small Business Loan Resources from the A2Y Regional Chamber
    • CARES Act Infographic viewable here.
    • Paycheck Protection Program Fact Sheet viewable here.
    • Paycheck Protection Program Application available here.
    • Small Business Guide to Emergency Loans viewable here.
    • Michigan Small Business Development Center webinars viewable here.
    • Visit the A2Y Chamber Resources page here
  • Michigan Department of Treasury: Small Business Taxpayers Provided Tax Assistance
    • View the March 18, 2020 press release from the Michigan Department of Treasury here.
  • Information on Support for Small Businesses:
    • Congress passed legislation that makes $1 billion available to the Small Business Association (SBA) to provide "low-interest loans to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, and nonprofits that have suffered substantial economic losses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic". Once granted, an SBA Economic Injury Disaster declaration will make disaster loans of up to $2 million available to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.
    • In the interim, small businesses that could benefit from SBA loans are encouraged to start collecting the information they’ll need to complete and submit their application.
    • Examples of information needed can be found by visiting
    • For additional information or to obtain help preparing the loan application in advance of the declaration, please contact the Michigan SBA offices in Detroit or Grand Rapids:
    • The Michigan Small Business Development Center can also provide resources for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Visit their website at for additional information.
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