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Michigan Small Business Relief Grants will provide up to $10 million in grant funding to one or more local economic development organizations or nonprofit economic development organizations to provide grants up to $10,000 to support certain small businesses statewide that have realized a significant financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Amounts per lead local economic development partner will be determined based on potential impact per region. Southwest Michigan First has been allotted $800,000.

Use this link to download the Michigan Small Business Relief Program qualification and application files.  Apps need to be submitted by the end of the day on Sunday, March 29th to [email protected] and [email protected]

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Friday, March 27, 2020

Calhoun County Unified Law Enforcement
Stay Home, Stay Safe Enforcement Guidelines

The Calhoun County Unified Law Enforcement has received additional guidance on enforcement of the Governor’s executive order listing essential businesses under EO 2020-21. Based on this additional information and legal guidance from the Calhoun County Prosecutor’s Office, the County’s Unified Law Enforcement has updated its enforcement process for violations of the essential business guidelines.

After law enforcement receives a complaint of a business that may not be in compliance with the Governor’s order, law enforcement will:

  1. Attempt to contact the business and provide support and education regarding the Governor’s order.
  2. If still not in compliance, law enforcement will issue a Cease and Desist Letter as a notice.
  3. Law enforcement will issue a citation for violation of MCL 10.33 and MCL 30.405(3) that a willful violation of Executive Order 2020-21 is a criminal misdemeanor punishable by 90 days in jail and/or a $500 fine.

To file complaints or ask additional questions regarding business operations, please contact your local law enforcement agency’s non-emergency phone number.

Local Agency Non-Emergency Phone Numbers
Calhoun County Sheriff, 269-781-0880
Albion Public Safety, 517-629-3933
Battle Creek Police Department, 269-966-3322
Emmett Township Public Safety, 269-968-9303
Marshall Police Department, 269-781-2596
Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi Tribal Police, 269-729-5222

For updates from Calhoun County, about County operations and COVID-19 in Calhoun County, visit the County website, calhouncountymi.gov.

For updates from the City of Battle Creek, please visit battlecreekmi.gov/coronavirus.

The State’s COVID-19 Hotline is available for anyone who has questions or concerns related to the virus. The hotline is open seven days a week from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 1-888-535-6136. For state COVID-19 information, visit michigan.gov/coronavirus.

For information, contact
Lucy Blair, Calhoun County Communications Manager
269-781-0926, [email protected]

Jessica Vanderkolk, City of Battle Creek Communications Manager
269-966-3378, [email protected]