BAY CITY, MI – A new grant program aimed at giving Bay City’s small businesses a boost with American Rescue Plan Act funding is now accepting applications.
The commission approved a resolution on Dec. 20, 2021 that put aside $300,000 out of Bay City’s total $31,076,578 ARPA funding pool to create a grant program to provide for small businesses that are struggling with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The program will be administered by the city’s economic development staff with assistance from the city’s fiscal services director, Bay Future, Inc., and the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.
The city opened up the application process for interested business owners on Monday, Jan 10. Applications can either be submitted online or in-person at Bay City Hall at 301 Washington Avenue. Paper copies of the application are available at city hall and a printable version can be found here. Applications will be