Small Business Grants Available!

Restaurant Relief Grants

Genesee County is excited to announce a county-wide Restaurant Relief Grant opportunity for restaurants impacted by COVID-19 and statewide indoor dining restrictions. Restaurants with 25 employees or less and a low/moderate-income owner may qualify for assistance. Grants will be available in amounts up to $10,000.

Eligible costs under the grant include items such as PPE, supplies/inventory, staff payroll or wages, and rent/utility expenses.

Applications will be open between December 14, 2020 and January 15, 2021. To apply, visit our website at Here you will find a full list of eligibility requirements, required documentation, and a link to the application.

Moving Flint Forward Grant Program

Anyone who owns and operates a business within the city of Flint is eligible.

Small businesses for this program will be defined as 25 or fewer employees. Applicants must have an existing business plan. (Technical assistance is available for those who need it.) The business may not be a franchise. It also must be in good standing and not in bankruptcy, as of the date of submission.

The owner(s) must not be listed on the Michigan State Police Sex Offender Registry. Nonprofits are not eligible to receive funds.

Grantees will be awarded up to $10,000 to expand their businesses; make repairs and leasehold improvements; and/or purchase inventory and equipment. (Debt service on any federal, state or local taxes owed are not eligible expenses for program consideration.)

The Genesee County Minority Business Recovery Grant Program

The program will assist African-American, and Latinx owned small businesses that have incurred expenses related to protecting employees and customers from the spread of COVID-19, were open for business during the aid period and located within Genesee County.

To be considered for a grant award, qualified businesses must complete an application and provide information about the expenses incurred. Covered expenses include those incurred by a shutdown, supplies (face masks/shields, gloves, hand sanitizer, check-out shields), equipment, disinfection & sanitizing services, and other technical services to protect employees and customers.

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