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American Rescue Plan Proposals

American Rescue Plan Proposals

American Rescue Plan Proposals

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Governor Whitmer has proposed the Michigan Mainstreet Initiative which has three programs to provide capital and services support to locally-owned small businesses, the lifeblood of Michigan's communities. 

Michigan Microenterprise Support Initiative

$125 million to provide grants for businesses that did not qualify or apply for other incentives, like the federal Paycheck Protection Program. 

Michigan Microenterprise Support Initiative

Michigan Small Business Restart Program

$100 million to help restaurants and other place-based businesses cover costs by providing grants up to $20,000 for mortgage, rent, taxes, payroll and other operating expenses.

Michigan Small Business Restart Program

Michigan Small Business SmartZones and Business Accelerator and Resiliency Initiative

$75 million to provide grants to startups that can help our communities thrive. 

Michigan Small Business SmartZones and Business Accelerator and Resiliency Initiative

Key Proposals for Creating Better Jobs

Michigan has three proposals that will support better job creation - one that supports Michigan's transition into the electric vehicle industry, one that invests in shoring up its startup ecosystem and one that builds capacity to attract talent and scales up successful programming to retain STEM talent.

Michigan EV Friendliness Program

The $40 million EV friendliness investment would ramp up electric vehicle adoption and industry leadership.

Michigan EV Friendliness Program

Startup Resiliency Initiative

Strong Michigan venture firms are a critical factor in the success of Michigan startups. Venture-backed companies create roughly 10% of new jobs nationally.

Startup Resiliency Initiative

Talent Attraction and Retention Program

To address the COVID-amplified challenge of labor force demand-supply mismatches, this investment takes a two-prong approach to attract and retain talent.

Talent Attraction and Retention Program