Resources for Businesses During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This webpage serves to provide links to resources for East Lansing business that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 
 
The list below will be updated as additional business resources become known.

Links to Informational Resources



Ingham County Sunrise Small Business Grant Program


Ingham County has allocated $11 million from the county's first tranche of American Rescue Plan funds to create the Ingham County Sunrise Small Business Grant Program, which is being administered by the Lansing Economic Area Partnership.

The Sunrise Grant Program will deploy funds to those most profoundly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and position the region’s largest county for a sustainable long-term recovery. Standard grant amounts range from $5,000-$25,000, based on employment level, for the following business types:

  • Traditional retail/services (non-food)
  • Tourism and hospitality service providers (non-food)
  • Nonprofits (non-government, non-food)
  • Sole proprietors
  • New businesses opened during the pandemic
  • Restaurants/eateries/taverns
The Sunrise Grant Program application will be open June 28 at 9 a.m. until July 30 at 11:59 p.m. Businesses and nonprofits with 100 or fewer employees with a physical business location in Ingham County may apply. Additional program details and application access will be available at purelansing.com/sunrise

City of East Lansing


Michigan Chamber of Commerce


State of Michigan


Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act


National Restaurant Association


Small Business Development Center


Small Business Administration


Small Business Association of Michigan


U.S. Chamber of Commerce


Modern Restaurant Management


  • Modern Restaurant Management News & Trends

Michigan Retailers Association


Michigan Economic Development Corporation


Michigan Economic Development Association


Michigan Paycheck Protection Program


Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP, Inc.)


Restore Your Economy 


Consumers Energy Business Support