Clare County Community Foundation provides $15,000 for COVID-19 responseApril 1st, 2020
The Clare County Community Foundation (CCCF) is taking a collaborative approach to impact small businesses in Clare County affected by the COVID-19 pandemic through a $15,000 grant.
CCCF is granting $15,000 to the Middle Michigan Economic Development Corporation to support the Michigan Small Business Relief Program through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). The Michigan Small Business Relief Program is designed to support businesses most impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Through this program, Middle Michigan Development Corporation has received funding in order to provide up to $10,000 grants to small businesses that have encountered a significant hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
“Clare County Community Foundation believes contributing to the Michigan Small Business Relief Program is a fantastic way to make an impact on small businesses located within Clare County,” said Jim Allen, Executive Director of the Clare County Community Foundation. “We want our small businesses to know that the Clare County Community Foundation cares about them and wants to do what we can to assure their continued success.”
Grant applications are currently available to small businesses affected by COVID-19 through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). The deadline for businesses to apply for grants is April 1st with decisions for funding to be made the week of April 6th. More information can be found by visiting michiganbusiness.org/covid19/. The grant application can be found at https://form.jotform.com/200855402355147.
“We are so thankful that the Clare County Community Foundation is able to bring some financial support to the small business community within Clare County. In partnership with Middle Michigan Development Corporation and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Small Business Relief Program, the dollars will enable us to provide more grant relief to businesses that have been hard hit by the COVID-19 disaster,” said Pam O’Laughlin, Director of Business & Economic Services for Clare County, Middle Michigan Development Corporation & Michigan Works! Region 7B. “If we all work together, these small steps can have a larger impact in the overall economic health of our communities as we move beyond these challenging times.”
The Clare County Community Foundation is gathering information from community partners, organizations, and individuals to best understand how to help Clare County during this unprecedented time. More information will be coming out soon as the Community Foundation looks for ways to assist throughout this pandemic.
For more information about the Clare County Community Foundation, visit clareccf.org or call (989) 839-9661.