Regional Resiliency Grants for Leelanau Small Business

The Record-Eagle reports that Leelanau County small businesses can begin applying May 24 for COVID-19 relief grants from the Regional Resiliency Program:

The application process opens May 24 at 8 a.m. and closes June 4 at 5 p.m. The funding is available for Leelanau County businesses with nine or fewer employees.

Grants of up to $5,000 are available “to businesses with needs that are urgent or involve adapting their business to the challenges of COVID‐19,” according to a release from Venture North.

A total of $23,000 is available to Leelanau County businesses in this round of funding. The total reflects $20,000 provided through Venture North and $3,000 from the Urgent Needs Fund, a program administered by the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation.

Members of the Leelanau Peninsula Economic Foundation are assisting with outreach about this opportunity to apply for grants. The Regional Resiliency Program awarded nearly 200 grants in 2020 thanks to raising more than $500,000.

You can file your grant application online at Venture North. & get assistance with filing by calling them at 231-995-7115 or emailing