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Michigan CARES Act: Small Business Restart and Agricultural Safety Grant Programs

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Michigan has received nearly $880 million in federal funding through the CARES Act to support various COVID-19 response actions around the state. Last week, Governor Whitmer signed a bipartisan supplemental bill into law to put this funding to work for Michigan citizens, small businesses and communities, including $115 million appropriated to the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) to deploy two critical business relief programs.

In an effort to quickly get these funds into the hands of those who need them most, the MSF Board held a special meeting this week to authorize the following programs:

  • The $100 million Michigan Small Business Restart Program, which will work to reduce the economic impact of the ongoing pandemic on Michigan small businesses and workers. Modeled after the Michigan Small Business Relief Program, the $100 million will be allocated among 15 local economic development organizations to administer the grants to businesses in all 83 Michigan counties. Eligible business may apply for grants up to $20,000 and a minimum of 30 percent of the funds must be awarded to eligible women-owned, minority-owned or veteran-owned eligible businesses. Applications for the Michigan Small Business Restart Program will be available beginning July 15, 2020, at michiganbusiness.org/restart.
  • The $15 million Michigan Agricultural Safety Grant Program will provide economic assistance for Michigan farms and agricultural processors to mitigate risks of the COVID-19 virus across the state’s food production industry. Grants will be available on a first come, first serve basis with $10 million total available for agricultural processers and $5 million available for farms. Applications will be processed by Michigan-based GreenStone Farm Credit Services, one of America’s largest rural lenders. Applications will be available beginning July 15, 2020 with information available at michiganbusiness.org/agsafety.

Attached, you will find FAQ documents about each of these programs to provide you more information including eligibility criteria, timelines and eligible uses of the funds.

The State of Michigan remains committed to leveraging all resources – at every level of government – to make sure Michigan is in a position to support the small businesses, nonprofits and industries that are so vital to our state’s economy, while continuing to set a path to long-term recovery. To learn more about the latest relief programs and support available, go to michiganbusiness.org/covid19. Learn more about the impact these program are having across the state at michiganbusiness.org/covid19response.

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New Location for the Care Clinic of Marquette, Sawyer and Ishpeming

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The Care Clinic of Marquette, Sawyer, and Ishpeming has a new location in Ishpeming:

325 S. Pine Street (located inside St. John’s Church)
Ishpeming, MI  49849

Phone number (906)228-2273

www.careclinicmqt.org

Click here to view a brochure covering services

 

REAL ID – Michigan Driver’s License

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It’s time to get REAL – REAL ID
A message from Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson

 Your Michigan driver’s license or identification card may not get you through airport security later this year.

Oct. 1 is when the federal government will fully enforce the post-9/11 REAL ID Act, and standard state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards will no longer be accepted to board domestic flights within the United States, or when entering certain federal facilities, such as military bases or nuclear power plants.

Many people already have a REAL ID document, such as a valid U.S. passport, a DHS Trusted Traveler Card or an Enhanced Driver’s License. A full list of acceptable REAL ID documents is available at TSA.gov. Those who don’t can make their Michigan license or identification REAL ID-compliant by visiting a Secretary of State branch office and presenting the required documents. And, if you make an appointment, you’ll be in and out in 30 minutes or less.

Here’s what you need to do to get a REAL ID:

  • To schedule an appointment at one of our branch offices visit gov/SOSAppointments or calling 888-SOS-MICH. You can make your appointment at any branch in the state, and you don’t need to have a renewal mailer to do so. Some branches fill up fast, so book your appointment a few weeks in advance of when plan to travel. Your REAL ID license or state ID card will be mailed to you.
  • Bring your driver’s license or state identification card.
  • Bring your certified birth certificate, with a raised seal or stamp issued by a governmental agency; your valid, unexpired U.S. passport; or an approved citizenship or legal presence document. (Faxes and photocopies won’t be accepted.)
  • If your name differs from what is on your birth certificate, bring certified documents for every time your name has changed, such as marriage licenses or court orders.

There’s no additional fee to turn a license or state ID card into a standard REAL ID if it’s done during your normal renewal time; otherwise a duplicate card fee of $9 or $10 will be charged.

For more information, visit Michigan.gov/RealID.

 

Accepting Application for Election Workers

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The City of Ishpeming is always looking for persons interested in working as Precinct Inspectors for City Elections.  Inspectors duties include, but are not limited to opening and closing the polls, assisting voters to exercise their right to vote, issuing ballots, tabulating results and preparing required documents.

Precinct Inspectors receive two hours of required training.  Wage is $10.00 per hour.

A registered voter interested in serving as a Precinct Inspector can obtain an application at Ishpeming City Hall, 100 E. Division Street, Ishpeming or by clicking here to access the State of Michigan website to print an application.

 

Ishpeming Fire Department – New Fire Truck Arrived

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In August 2017, the citizen of the City of Ishpeming voted in a millage bonding proposal to purchase a new ladder fire truck.  It has arrived!

The truck will shoot 1,500 gallons per minute, the ladder will allow the fireman to get over the fire, and the LED lights will illuminate the scene making it safer for firefighters and the general public.

Click here to view a short video:  MVI_2778

 

WHAT IS SMART 9-1-1 AND HOW TO SIGN UP

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What is Smart 911?

Smart 9-1-1 is a service that allows residents to create a free Safety Profile for their household that includes any information they want 9-1-1 and first responders to have in the event of an emergency.  Then, when anyone in that household dials 9-1-1 from a phone associated with their Safety Profile, their profile is immediately displayed to the 9-1-1 call taker providing additional information that can be used to facilitate the proper response to the proper location.  At a time when seconds count, Smart 9-1-1 provides details that could impact response the second an emergency call is placed, which could be the difference between life and death.

How does Smart911 work?

You enter your information…..  9-1-1 sees information that is vital in an emergency!

How can I sign up?

You can sign up for Smart 9-1-1 at www.smart911.com and create a Safety Profile for your household to give 9-1-1 valuable information about yourself, family members, your home, pets and even vehicles that will display automatically on the 9-1-1 call taker’s screen when you make an emergency call.  It’s private and secure and you control what information is in your profile.  These details can save seconds or even minutes during an emergency.

 Sign up now!

 

Questions?
Call Gary Johnson, Manager, Central Dispatch, 906-475-9912 or Teresa Schwalbach, Emergency Management Program Coordinator, 906-475-1134.

Download the brochure!

Click here to view the County of Marquette Website

 

NOTICE – USE OF FIREWORKS IN THE CITY

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AS PER THE MICHIGAN FIREWORKS SAFETY ACT (ACT 256 OF 2011)

USE OF FIREWORKS IN THE CITY OF ISHPEMING IS PERMITTED ON THE DAY PRECEDING THE FOURTH OF JULY, ON THE FOURTH OF JULY, AND THE DAY AFTER THE FOURTH OF JULY;

HOWEVER;

DISCHARGE OF FIREWORKS IS PROHIBITED BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 1:00 A.M. AND 8:00 A.M.

 

Utility Bills – Temporary Extension Application and Hardship-Inability to Pay Application

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Temporary Extension Application and Hardship/Inability to Pay Application

Individuals unable to pay their City of Ishpeming utility bill in full by the designated due date can apply for the Temporary Extension Application (link below) to delay payment up to 2 weeks from the billing due date.

City of Ishpeming Temporary Extension Application

Individuals unable to pay their City of Ishpeming utility bill in full by the designated due date, and are unable to utilize the Extension Application can apply for a hardship using the Hardship/Inability to Pay Application (link below) to delay payment up to 2 months from the disconnect date on the current utility bill.

City of Ishpeming Hardship-Inability to Pay Application

 
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