Business Recovery Resources
Small Business COVID Adaptation Program
We're providing grants to qualifying small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Qualifying small business will be able to apply for up to $10,000. We'll award approximately $265,000 in Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funds. These grants will assist small businesses located in the Neighborhoods of Focus.
These funds are to cover the cost of adaptations made in response to the pandemic, like outdoor furniture. We will award grants on a first-come, first-served basis for qualifying businesses.
COVIDWM.org: Restarting Operations
The West Michigan COVID-19 Business Coalition has compiled a library of resources for business owners across a variety of industries to provide some direction on best practices for restarting business operations following the COVID-19 economic shutdown. Please be advised that some or all of the information contained in any one of these documents may not be applicable to all businesses or places of work.
GR Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Dashboard
The Grand Rapids Chamber and West Michigan Policy Forum have created a COVID-19 dashboard to provide businesses, policymakers and the public with a better understanding of the region’s hospital capacity as well as track and compare the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in West Michigan with other communities and neighboring states.
Experience Grand Rapids Dream Grand
Experience Grand Rapids is committed to helping our area businesses emerge from the COVID-19 shutdown as safely, smartly and profitably as possible. We encourage you to take advantage of the tools and resources presented here as you plan for the future of your business. Experience Grand Rapids will be posting additional content as the situation and your needs evolve.
Kent County Back to Work
Safety guidelines, best practices, and resources for reopening Kent County businesses.
Help Navigate Business Assistance Programs
The City of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, and Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. established a retail-focused economic development partnership that is being implemented by the Retail Retention and Attraction Specialist, Richard App. For help navigating the programs available to assist your retail business, email Rich at Richard@grandrapids.org.