Stories tagged: "PPP"


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This Small Michigan College Landed Almost $20 Million During the Pandemic. Others Weren’t So Lucky.

While struggling public universities worry about fall enrollment, this mid-Michigan private college got CARES Act support courtesy Education Sec. Betsy DeVos.

In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo, Mike Starkey offloads soybeans from his combine as he harvests his crops in Brownsburg, IN. The escalating trade war between the U.S. and China at that time caused anxiety among rural farmers and bankers. Upper Midwest soybean farmer Jamie Beyer said those were days of "a little bit of panic." Many farmers would probably say the same of these days as well. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
Federal Aid Isn’t Reaching Michigan Farmers. Here’s What They Need to Survive.

Michigan farmers say President Trump's trade wars have set the stage for the extent of their financial hardships during the pandemic.

Small business owners Rachel Lutz (L) and Nicole Jackson (R). Photos courtesy of Rachael Lutz and Nicole Jackson.
The Latest Round of Michigan Grants Helps Farms, Nonprofits, and Small Businesses

Rachael Lutz is a promising proprietor in Michigan with several businesses – none of which were helped by the federal government's PPP. But this money can help entrepreneurs like her.

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Billionaires, Trump Officials Receive PPP Loans While Many Small Businesses Are Left Out

PPP beneficiaries included billionaires, Trump administration officials, members of Congress, political donors, and wealthy financial institutions.

Photos courtesy of Kim Smith
How One Local Grant Is Helping Michigan Businesses Left Out of PPP

The aid couldn’t come at a better time for businesses like one Detroit florist left out of the first round of federal protections.

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‘We Didn’t Receive Anything’: How Michigan’s Black Businesses Got Left Out of PPP

Nya Marshall of Detroit's IVY Kitchen + Cocktails and other Michigan Black business owners are working to stay afloat when federal funding passes them by.

Dennis Williams struggled to get PPP
How Trump’s Paycheck Protection Program Has Left So Many Michigan Businesses Behind

A Michigan businessman has reached out to the city, to the state, and to the federal level to get assistance. The reforms to the PPP leave people like him behind.