Government Affairs Update | Coronavirus Relief as of 01.15.21

This Government Affairs Update from Connor Miller provides a summary of the Federal Coronavirus Relief Package signed into law on December 27th.

Timestamps correlating to the items in the bill are below:

  • (1:30) Unemployment Assistance
  • (2:06) The Paycheck Protection Program, PPP and Economic Injury Disaster Loans, EIDL
  • (3:30) Eviction Moratorium & Rental Assistance
  • (4:18) Individual Stimulus Payments. Visit “Get My Payment” on to check the status of your payment
  • (5:35) Broadband Expansion
  • (5:58) Employee Retention Tax Credit

There is also information provided on Michigan Senate Bill 748 (6:20) which provides funding for three grants programs:

  1. Michigan Small Busines Survival Grant Program, Application opens on Tues. Jan. 19th at 9 am
  2. Employee Assistance Grant Program, Application opened on Jan. 15th at 9 am until Jan. 25th at 5 pm
  3. Michigan Stage Survival Grant Program, Application opens Thurs., Jan. 21st at 9 am

For more information

Visit the COVID-19 Page

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Connor Miller
Government Affairs Director

As the Government Affairs Director, I work to advocate for the real estate industry through programming that promotes the election of pro-REALTOR® candidates; engage, inform, and activate membership and local government officials on key local and state real estate policies; provide staff support to the REALTOR® Political Action Committee that invests members' voluntary contributions to protect and promote the real estate industry; and support the Aspire North memberships’ involvement in community projects to further grow and strengthen our region.