Business/Nonprofit Resources and County Assistance

We understand that many businesses in Hillsdale County have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the past few weeks, there have been many new programs designed to help your business evolve quickly with these changing circumstances.

We’re here to assist you in any way possible so that your business can withstand this pandemic. We can be your one-stop guide to assess your unique needs and provide the information, programs, and guidance you need to help your business through to the other side of this crisis.


Federal Agencies and Organizations


State Agencies and Organizations


Other EDP Resource Recommendations

Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA)

Self-employed workers, gig workers, 1099-independent contractors, and low-wage workers can now apply for federal benefits online. Workers need to use the UIA’s daily filing schedule based on their last names. The UIA will be accepting claims and benefit applications back-dated to reflect the date on which the claimant was laid-off due to COVID-19, beyond the previously established 28-day period ($600 federal payment is only retroactive back to March 28).

Learn more about applying for benefits here.


Federal CARES Act

Additional support services are available to small businesses. Specifically, we encourage small businesses to access resources available through the Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBA recently expanded its loan programs under the federal CARES Act.

MIWISH Grants Available for Small Employers

The MIOSHA Workplace Improvement to Safety and Health (MIWISH) Grant Program awards qualifying employers a dollar-for-dollar match – up to $5,000 – to purchase safety and health-related equipment and equipment-related training

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Economic Development Partnership of

Hillsdale County


115  East Street 

Jonesville, MI 49250



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