Michigan workers impacted by latest lockdowns can apply for money from state
January 13, 2021
Michiganders who lost wages, hours, or their jobs because of state COVID-19 health and safety orders issued in November can start applying for new grant funding Friday, January 15th. The Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association recently made an announcement about the $45 million in cash available as part of a bigger pandemic relief bill passed by the Michigan Legislature last year.
The measure allows for a one-time grant of up to $1,650 for Michigan residents employed in specific industries who successfully complete an application.
Who is eligible?
- MI residents who lost wages, hours, or their job due to the Nov. shutdown orders - You might remember that those orders instituted a ban on indoor dining at bars and restaurants while completely shuttering venues such as casinos, bowling alleys, and movie theaters.
- People working in these specific industries as eligible:
- Banquet halls
- Bowling alleys
- Food trucks
- Golf courses
- Hotels, motels, bed & breakfast, resorts
- And other such recreational facilities
(The application process opens Friday at 9 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m. on Jan. 25)
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