As our businesses begin to open up again, the State of Michigan has announced another round of funding for the Michigan COVID-19 Safety Grant Program. These grants are designed to provide small businesses, including eligible childcare centers, matching funds of up to $10,000 to decrease the risk of COVID-19 spread through safety and health-related equipment purchased and training.
Applications are being accepted from Monday, June 7th through Friday, June 18th. Awards will be given promptly. Any grant applications received after June 18th will be held pending an possible third round, if funds remain available.
Small employers interested in applying must have fewer than 250 employees, provide a copy of their COVID-19 safety plan, and a description of how funds will help improve workplace safety for employees, customers and their communities. Additional information on grant funding can be found in the program brochure.
Here are some examples of how the grant may be used:
- Purchasing supplies/materials like sneeze guards, face coverings, hygiene stations
- Purchasing PPE
- Training regarding the spread and dangers of COVID-19
This is a reimbursement program. In order to be eligible, goods must have been purchased on or after January 1st, 2021. To apply, complete the Michigan COVID-19 Safety Grant application.
Grants are provided through SB 690 appropriation of federal CARES Act funding and will be awarded until grant funding is expended. Grant awards are limited to one per company. In this round of the safety grant application, a designated $500,000 is available for non-in-home, licensed childcare centers. The remaining portion will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
For more information regarding MIOSHA's efforts to protect Michigan's workforce, visit their website at Michigan.gov/COVIDWorkplaceSafety.