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Small businesses in Michigan can apply for COVID-19 grants starting Tuesday

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The Michigan Economic Development Corporation program totals $55-million dollars.

It covers small industries affected by health laws related to gatherings and face coverings.

Businesses that have fully closed can receive up to $20,000, while others that have been partially shut down can get up to $15,000.

Fifteen local or nonprofit agencies will run the program for every county in the state.

The application period begins Tuesday at 9 a.m. and runs until noon on Friday.

Live music and entertainment venues are covered separately under the Michigan Stage Survival grant program.

The Michigan Small Business Survival grants were authorized by the Michigan Strategic Fund on Thursday. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed the program into law.

Information on applying for the grants is at michiganbusiness.org/survival.