Claim Your Share of $8.55m in MIOSHA Funding

Manufacturers with 250 or fewer employees may be eligible for funding of up to $10,000 through MIOSHA’s new Michigan COVID-19 Safety Grant Program. $8.55 million in federal dollars has been dedicated to matching grants to help support training and the purchase of safety and health-related equipment related to COVID-19.

Online applications are open Monday, 7/27/20 through Friday, 8/7/20. Funds will be awarded shortly thereafter. Applications received after 8/7/20 will be held pending a potential second phase, if funds remain available.


MMA Secures PPE Tax Exemption for Industry

The Department of Treasury this week issued Revenue Administrative Bulletin 2020-9 in response to the MMA Tax Policy Committee’s request, exempting COVID-19-related personal protective equipment (PPE) from sales and use taxes by including it in the definition of industrial processing.

This is an important win for manufacturers as companies have spent significant sums on the newly-required PPE. This action represents a tax cut specifically for manufacturers and has immediate effect. In addition, the agency responded to our specific request that it be retroactive, rendering all eligible PPE expenditures since the beginning of the crisis exempt. The response to comments document even suggests companies can submit refund requests for those sales and use taxes already paid on the COVID-19-related PPE.

MMA wishes to thank the Department of Treasury for responding quickly to this request.


Bringing Manufacturing Back to Michigan:
Reducing Further Supply Chain Disruption

Join MMA President & CEO John J. Walsh and experts from Fishman Stewart PLLC, Purdue University and Worldwide Alliance Group on Wednesday, 7/29/20 at 1:30 p.m. ET for a discussion of supply chain challenges and efforts to onshore the manufacturing supply chain. Register online.


Resources for Manufacturers

Stay updated and compliant with the many changes imposed over the last few weeks. Find state, federal and member resources on MMA’s COVID-19 Resources.

 

Please continue to reach out to the MMA team with questions.