The Economic Development Corp. Michigan City, Indiana recently announced eligible businesses can apply for grants through the Michigan City Fighting Chance Fund for up to $5,000. Funds can be used for operating costs and employee wages.
“The city of Michigan City along with the Michigan City Common Council are working together to ensure that our business community stands strong in the face of continued COVID challenges,” said Michigan City Mayor Duane Parry. “We remain focused on avenues to keep our city and community moving forward, and this grant program really hits at the core of what business owners are needing today – ways to continue to operate and pay employees.”
The EDCMC will manage the funds and application process. Applications are due Dec. 4.
Businesses must be in good standing with the Indiana Secretary of State, in regard to taxes, licenses and code compliance and in operation for a minimum of six months in Michigan City, the EDCMC said. Preference will be given to businesses with strong community or youth program ties, those focusing on hiring COVID-affected individuals and those that have not received other government assistance.
EDCMC said grant recipients will be notified the week of Dec. 7. Michigan City may award additional grants if funding becomes available.