SBA Shuttered Venue Operators Grant
The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program was established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, and amended by the American Rescue Plan Act. The program includes over $16 billion in grants to shuttered venues, to be administered by SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance. The application process is now open as of April 8, 2021. Learn more about the grant and how to apply here.
Sam's Club Small Business Grant
The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) will provide grants up to $10,000 through a Sam's Club grant. This emergency assistance is what small businesses desperately need. LISC will focus these efforts on historically underserved communities—especially those enterprises owned or led by women, minorities and veterans, which often lack access to affordable capital. Register here to receive updates about this grant information.
Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund
The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) will use the Verizon funding to provide grants of up to $10,000 to businesses facing immediate financial pressure because of Covid-19—especially entrepreneurs of color, women-owned businesses and other enterprises in historically underserved communities who don’t have access to flexible, affordable capital. Register here to stay up-to-date on the latest information.
Restaurant Industry Relief Grants
The Restaurant Strong Fund
Samuel Adams and The Greg Hill Foundation are bringing the successful Restaurant Strong Fund to 20 total states to aid the restaurant workers impacted by the Covid-19 closures. Restaurants in Michigan can apply for the Restaurant Strong grant here.
CORE: Children of Restaurant Employees
As the world faces the biggest pandemic in our lifetime, CORE wants to continue their mission to provide support to food and beverage service employees, with children, who have been medically diagnosed with COVID-19. Documentation is required. You can find more information and an application here.