If you know of a small business in Genesee County that needs assistance during this time, please share the following information on the Michigan Economic Development Corporation Small Business Grant & Loan Relief Program. Interested parties can reach the application by following this link:…/michigan-small-business-…/

Once you click on the link, the application information is located at the bottom of the page. You must answer four yes or no questions to determine if your small business qualifies. Then and only then will an application appear for you to download and complete. Please read instructions carefully and be sure to email (no mail or hard copy applications are accepted) your application to by 11:59 p.m. Sunday March 29, 2020. If you have any questions about this application process, please feel free to reach out to my office. My staff will be standing by to help you as you go through this process.

I know this is a frustrating time for many businesses and families throughout our state. I encourage you to reach out and support your neighbors and communities as best you can. To find more ways you can help, call 2-1-1 or visit


Be well,


John D. Cherry

State Representative, 49th House District