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Ann Arbor Spark

April 23, 2020

COVID-19: Business Information and Resources

We recognize the extreme and dire impact COVID-19 has had on the small business community. At this time, Ann Arbor SPARK is diligently working on efforts where we can be the most effective and helpful.

Ann Arbor SPARK recently launched a COVID-19 Business Recovery Center with links to financial resources, on-demand webinars, upcoming events, and more. For the most up-to-date information, please visit this new engagement hub. Contact SPARK’s business development team for more information.


Last Updated:
April 23, 2020
2:30 p.m.

Regional Small Business Loans and Grants

Federal CARES Act

We encourage small businesses to access resources available through the Small Business Administration. (SBA) COVID-19. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress is intended to provide business owners with resources needed right now during the COVID-19 crisis. These include an array of resources to assist small businesses, non-profits, and other employers. This $2 trillion economic relief package includes $377 billion for small businesses and contains various economic aid programs.

Tech Stabilization Fund

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced the creation of a $3 million Tech Startup Stabilization Fund to help stabilize early-stage tech startups in Michigan that are being impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Learn More

Washtenaw Small Business Resiliency Fund

We are not currently accepting applications. Please Note: We do not have the resources to respond to individual inquiries on funding status. Learn More

Michigan Small Business Relief Program

We are not currently accepting applications. Applicants have been notified about the status. Please Note: We do not have the resources to respond to individual inquiries on funding status. Learn More


Business Resources and Assistance

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Federal
Entrepreneur & Corporate

Community Resources

Adapting to a New Work Environment

Support Local

  • Donate to the United Way of Washtenaw County COVID-19 Relief Fund
  • A2 Helps is a new service connecting community donations to local businesses that can provide food and other resources to healthcare workers.
  • A2 Neighbors: Donations go toward purchasing meals from area restaurants for frontline healthcare workers at Michigan Medicine, the VA Ann Arbor, and Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital. 

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