Match on Main – COVID-19 Response Program
The Match on Main – COVID-19 Response Program temporarily expands the MEDC’s Match on Main Program and provides up to $50,000 to local downtown management organizations to administer to eligible small businesses located in traditional commercial districts, including downtowns, neighborhood and commercial districts, or areas planned and zoned for concentrated commercial development.
This program serves as a tool for local units of government, Downtown Development Authorities, or other downtown management organizations that desire to support place-based businesses located in their traditional commercial districts by providing grant funding to eligible businesses in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
The local unit of government, Downtown Development Authority, Main Street organization or other economic development organization that represents the downtown will serve as the grant applicant and may apply for up to $50,000 to administer to small businesses located within their traditional commercial district. The maximum contribution to any one business is capped at $10,000.
The minimum contribution to any one business must be at least $2,000. The applicant will determine which businesses are selected for inclusion in the application for support and at what desired grant amounts. The application window was open from May 13, 2020 through May 29, 2020.
If you have questions, please refer to the Match on Main – COVID-19 Response Program Frequently Asked Questions. For additional questions, please reach out to your Community Assistance Specialist.
A total of 299 Michigan small businesses across twenty-two communities have been awarded $993,984 in grants through the Match-on-Main COVID-19 Response Program. These grants support COVID-19 economic recovery efforts of small local businesses across the state.