Three NE-Lower Michigan Business Operators Get MEDC Grants
Wed, 31 Mar 2021 17:02:06 EDT

Seventeen communities around Michigan have been awarded a total of over 5-hundred thousand dollars in Michigan Economic Development Corporation - Match on Main grants, including three in Northeast Lower Michigan.

The City of Alpena Downtown Development Authority received 25-thousand dollars ($25,000) for the Alpena Red Brick Tap & Barrel.

The Rogers City Downtown Development Authority was allocated over 13-thousand dollars ($13,493) for the Rogers City Woodland Confectionary.

And the City of Cheboygan Downtown Development Authority was awarded 25-thousand dollars ($25,000.00) for the Cheboygan Brewing Company.

The MEDC Match on Main program provides funding to communities that participate as a select and master level community in the Michigan Main Street program, or are a Certified Redevelopment Ready community.

Communities, who receive grant funding from the MEDC, in turn award grants of up to $25,000 to eligible businesses seeking support.

Grants may be used for eligible expenses supporting technical assistance, interior renovations, activating outdoor space, permanent or semi-permanent business infrastructure related to COVID-19 recovery efforts, and other working capital needs such as marketing and inventory expenses. Additional needs identified are also considered.


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