A Message from Mark Hackel
Your Macomb County Executive COVID-19 Response Efforts
Let me begin with a reminder that our country is currently seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases. By wearing a mask or face covering, you can protect yourself and others from the virus. Please help us keep our community safe by following this guidance. It’s a simple measure - but it can save lives.
Over the last few months, our Department of Planning and Economic Development has been working with businesses to create several grant programs to distribute funding to thousands of local organizations. Using federal CARES act dollars, we are on the ground providing support to those affected by COVID-19 and the shutdown.
Our most recent grant program is aimed at businesses with more than 50 employees and we recently extended the deadline to apply to August 5. Let me be clear - these are grants, not loans. If you receive these funds, you do NOT have to pay them back. This is a stimulus for our local economy. So if your business had to lay off employees recently and you need to hire them back, this grant is for you. Or, if your business had to spend money on PPE or other protective measures related to COVID, this grant is also for you. To put it simply, if you lost any revenue or are struggling to return to pre-COVID profits, you should apply for this grant. We have a significant amount of funding from the federal government to give away, there is enough to help everyone. Please visit MacombBusiness.com to learn more. Our team is standing by to assist you.
Mark A. Hackel
Macomb County Executive
Macomb County is offering COVID-19 testing for all residents.To make an appointment for yourself or a group of employees, call the Macomb County Health Department 586-463-3750 Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The drive-thru, minimal contact site in Mount Clemens is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The test is free, no prescription is needed and you need not have symptoms to be tested.
Grants, free Back-to-Business kits with basic PPE and other resources for reopening your business are available through Macomb County Planning & Economic Development. Visit MacombBusiness.com.
Macomb Community Action is able to offer direct assistance to individuals and families experiencing financial crisis due to the pandemic. To learn more, contact Macomb Community Action Helpline at 586-469-6999.
As always, be sure to check Macomb County’s #1 source for information regularly, macombgov.org.