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Michigan Small Business Survival Grant Program

The 2021 Michigan Small Business Survival Grant Program has concluded.

The Northwest Small Business Survival Grant Collaborative consisting of Networks Northwest, Northern Lakes Economic Alliance, Northwest Michigan Works!, Northwest Small Business Development Center, Traverse Connect, Alliance for Economic Success, and Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce reviewed nearly 800 applications for grants up to $20,000. The Collaborative was able to award grants to 181 small businesses and nonprofits across Northwest Michigan with an average amount of $13,122. 

A listing of all awardees in Northwest Michigan can be found by clicking the link below.

Northwest Michigan Survival Grant Awardees

For more information regarding the State of Michigan’s resources relative to COVID-19, please visit


Requests For Proposals



There are no Requests for Proposals at this time.






Career Services Specialist

Northwest Michigan Works! is seeking a full-time Career Services Specialist for our Cadillac office. This is a professional position involving direct customer contact. This position works collaboratively with Northwest Michigan Works! and community partners to provide customers with a wide range of career and professional services.

For a full job description click on the link below.

Career Services Specialist

If you think you'd be a great match for this position, we want to hear from you!  Send your cover letter and resume to Beth Norton at:

Submission Deadline: Friday, June 25, 2021

Adult Education Instructor

This is a full-time position working 32 hours per week at the Northwest Michigan Works! Learning Lab in Kalkaska. Applicants must have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in the educational field and have a valid State of Michigan Teacher Certification.

Interested candidates must possess:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Willingness to work with young and older adults of diverse cultural, socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds
  • Good computer skills for computer-based instruction as well as a positive attitude about the use of technology with adult learners.  

Anyone interested in this position should apply online at, under Employment Opportunities.  Applicants applying online can include as an attachment their cover letter, resume and transcripts.  The application deadline is June 30, 2021.

For other job postings in northwest Michigan, visit Pure Michigan Talent Connect:

Networks Northwest and Northwest Michigan Works! are Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employers and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities. Auxiliary aids and service are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.


Northwest Michigan Works! is an essential resource for employers and job seekers in the Northern Michigan area.

Kathy Stuart, Michigan Rubber Products Human Resource Manager