Port Huron, MI — Small businesses are still being affected by the COVID-19 shutdowns and changes in consumer spending habits. A new grant program for small businesses in the City of Port Huron will provide short-term working capital to fifteen eligible businesses with the hope of improving the business’s viability and retaining jobs.
The City of Port Huron Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program will help for-profit businesses with a $5,000 grant. The goal of the program, funded by Community Development Block Grant funds the City received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is to retain jobs for low to moderate income people and stabilize local businesses.
The City of Port Huron designated $75,000 of its $462,000 in CDBG funding to the St. Clair County EDA for Small Business Assistance in April. The EDA is accepting applications from eligible businesses located inside the boundaries of the City of Port Huron from now until Friday, October 2, 2020.
For eligibility information, visit the online application <HERE> .
Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand