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NEWS RELEASE : Seniors Can Get Meals Safely in Michigan During Covid-19 Outbreak

Michigan Business Network
April 5, 2020 9:00 AM

State wants to increase public awareness of meals program

LANSING, MICH. Michigan recently received additional federal dollars to help provide meals to older adults as the state responds to the COVID-19 pandemic and wants to make seniors aware of food delivery programs.

These programs – available to Michigan residents over age 60 – provide meals through home delivery and pick up services during the current pandemic.

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APRIL 3: MI Small Businesses & Non-Profits Can Begin Applying for Emergency Loans

Michigan Business Network
April 2, 2020 7:00 PM

FRIDAY, APRIL 3: Michigan Small Businesses & Non-Profits Can Begin Applying for Emergency Loans Peters Helped Secure in Coronavirus Relief Package

Self-Employed Michiganders & Independent Contractors can Start Applying April 10

DETROIT, MI — U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today announced that starting on Friday, April 3rd, small businesses and non-profits across Michigan can begin applying for Small Business Administration (SBA) loans to cover payroll costs and other essential expenses.

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NEWS RELEASE: Governors's Town Hall Meeting - Tonight at 7 p.m.

Michigan Business Network
April 2, 2020 4:00 PM

DETROIT TELEVISION STATIONS PARTNER ON FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND VIRTUAL “GOVERNOR’S TOWN HALL”

One-Hour Special To Air On All Stations and Tonight at 7 p.m.

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SBAM | Paycheck Loan Protection Update and Other New Resources

Michigan Business Network
April 2, 2020 2:00 PM

Continued Paycheck Protection Program Loan Guidance 

We are hearing reports of scams related to the PPP loan program. The SBA will never contact you to initiate a loan. Click here for more tips. 

SBAM has put together some tips to help get you prepared to apply for the loan, and we anticipate to have more details and special resources released later today. Click here to learn more.

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NEWS RELEASE: Michigan Seeks Approval to Streamline Medicaid

Michigan Business Network
April 2, 2020 12:00 PM

Request would provide easier access to coverage while keeping residents safe during COVID-19 outbreak

LANSING, MICH. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is requesting federal approval of flexibilities for the state’s Medicaid Program that are consistent with the commitment of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun to keep Michigan’s most vulnerable residents safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 3: Michigan Small Businesses & Non-Profits Can Begin Applying for Emergency Loans

Michigan Business Network
April 2, 2020 7:00 AM

Peters Helped Secure in Coronavirus Relief Package Self-Employed Michiganders & Independent Contractors can Start Applying April 10

DETROIT, MI — U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today announced that starting on Friday, April 3rd, small businesses and non-profits across Michigan can begin applying for Small Business Administration (SBA) loans to cover payroll costs and other essential expenses. This comes after Peters worked in a bipartisan manner to increase funding for SBA 7(a) small business loans in the recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief And Economic Security (CARES) Act. Michiganders who are self-employed or identify as independent contractors can begin applying for these loans on April 10th.

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Peters Reiterates Call for Trump Administration to Re-Open Health Insurance Enrollment Window

Michigan Business Network
April 1, 2020 7:00 PM

As Part of Coronavirus Response Senator Urges Administration to Immediately Expand Health Insurance to Prevent High Health Care Costs, Protect Public Health

DETROIT, MI – As the number of Coronavirus cases continues to skyrocket in Michigan, U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) reiterated his call for the Trump Administration to open a special enrollment period to allow people without health insurance to purchase a health care plan through the health insurance marketplaces. He again urged for the Administration to establish a special enrollment period following a news report that the Administration will not re-open enrollment. Last month, Peters urged the Administration in a letter to establish a special enrollment period in an effort to lower health care costs for Americans we confront this public health crisis.

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NEWS RELEASE: Over 2,000 Michigan Companies hiring now

Michigan Business Network
March 31, 2020 5:00 PM

Over 2,000 Michigan Companies Hiring Now

 

Job postings available at MiTalent.org 

 

 

LANSING, MICH. Michigan companies need to fill thousands of critical, immediate vacancies to support work during the COVID-19 pandemic, including those in logistics, healthcare, manufacturing and agribusiness industries. The State’s employment search engine - Pure Michigan Talent Connect - provides job seekers and employers with an online portal at MiTalent.org to post, search and connect to these job openings.  

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Unemployment Benefits Increased and Expanded

Michigan Business Network
March 31, 2020 11:00 AM

The UIA will provide additional guidance regarding eligibility and application details in the coming days as it implements these new programs.

Governor Whitmer has announced new programs for workers affected by COVID-19. The governor, under the federal CARES Act, signed an agreement between Michigan and the U.S. Dept. of Labor to implement Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and Compensation programs that grant benefits to workers who do not already qualify for state unemployment benefits. Workers include self-employed, 1099-independent contractors, gig, and low-wage workers who can no longer work because of the pandemic. The agreement also increases weekly benefits for all unemployed workers by $600 a week and extends benefit payments from 26 to 39 weeks. If someone has already applied for unemployment benefits, you DO NOT need to reapply at this time.

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NEWS RELEASE: Michigan Updating COVID-19 Case Reporting Time, Format

Michigan Business Network
March 30, 2020 5:00 PM

LANSING, MICH. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is rapidly expanding and improving its ability to report data related to the COVID-19 outbreak.  As of today, March 27, MDHHS will begin reporting COVID-19 case numbers and testing numbers at a new time. In a daily web update at 3 p.m., the department will provide statewide numbers for: 

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