Northern Michigan businesses receive Match on Main grants

Charlevoix's Main Street/Downtown Development Authority received $25,000 from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation's Match on Main grant program. The money will go to J. Bird Provisions in downtown Charlevoix for updates and building repairs.

NORTHERN MICHIGAN — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced on Monday that 35 Michigan communities will receive $807,673 in grants to go to local businesses through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Match on Main grant program.

The cities of Charlevoix, Cheboygan and Sault Ste. Marie were among the grant recipients, all receiving $25,000 for local businesses to help strengthen the downtown areas. 

Local Main Street programs narrowed down applications to the strongest candidates and then submitted them to the state, who would choose the final candidates and the amounts awarded. The state could choose multiple candidates and choose whether to fully or partially fund a request.

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