Lansing Small Business Recovery Program
The Lansing Small Business Recovery Program was designed to support small business owners as they respond to the economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In anticipation of the long-lasting effects of COVID-19, LSBRP programming will be developed to meet the changing needs of Lansing’s small businesses both immediately and in the longer-term future. This website will be updated as new information and programs become available.
Lansing CARES Small Business Assistance ProgramMore information about the Lansing CARES Small Business Assistance Program will be available in January 2021.
US Conference of Mayors Small Business Webinar
Business Assistance Resources
- Michigan Women Forward Resilience Microloan and Grant Fund
- LEAP One&All Inclusive Entrepreneurship Program
- Michigan Small Business Survival Grants
- Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs COVID-19 Reopening Resources
- Downtown Lansing Inc. Building Customer Trust Kit
- MEDC Reopen Main Street Guide
- MIOSHA Ambassador Program
- Lansing Regional Chamber COVID-19 Resources Website
- Lansing Economic Area Partnership Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Response Measures Website
- Lansing Economic Area Partnership One&All Inclusive Entrepreneurship program for the Lansing Region
- Lansing Economic Area Partnership One&All Downloadable Informational Presentation
- Michigan Women Forward COVID-19 Entrepreneur Resources
- Restart Resource Partners (PDF)
The Lansing Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) Business Financing Assistance Program (BFAP) offers micro-loans of up to $25,000 and larger gap financing (over $50,000) to stimulate business development and create positive economic benefits in the City of Lansing. To learn more about the BFAP program, please contact us at the link below.
Past Programs: MEDC Restart Grant Program
The application for the MEDC’s Restart Grant Program is now closed. For updates, please visit purelansing.com/businessrelief.
MIOSHA COVID-19 Safety Grant Program
The application for the MIOSHA COVID-19 Safety Grant Program is now closed.
COVID-19 Rescue Fund
The application period for the Rescue Fund is now closed. The COVID-19 Rescue Fund was created as an emergency fund to provide immediate financial assistance to City of Lansing small businesses in danger of going out of business. Small businesses in the City of Lansing were eligible to apply for $5,000 and $10,000 grants to help face the sudden and severe economic impacts incurred due to COVID-19. A total of $400,000 of awards were available. These grants from the City of Lansing were awarded by the Lansing Economic Development Corporation.
The application is now closed. The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) provided CARES Act funds to help qualifying small businesses extend their capacity by adding weatherized, temporary outdoor facilities. More information can be found at https://www.sbam.org/weatherization-grants/.
Mayor Andy Schor Announces City of Lansing’s Small Business Recovery Program
City of Lansing Announces the Businesses Awarded COVID-19 Rescue Fund Grants
The City of Lansing Announces the Second Phase of Businesses Awarded COVID-19 Rescue Fund Grants