Have you filled out your application for the CFAP 2 yet? If not, you need to look into it ASAP. The application window closes on December 11, 2020 and from preliminary conversations I have had, it is well worth it. You can find the application at https://www.farmers.gov/cfap/apply. It is available online, manual or the USDA can assist you with it. Greenhouses have reported receiving up to 8% of last years total sales from the program. If you have any questions or need assistance with finding your USDA farm service person, call Cindy at 517-367-2033 and she will help you find the answers you need.

This week’s Tuesday Tidbit outlines the new MIOSHA workplace standards and includes a sample COVID-19 preparedness and response plan and a reopening checklist to help businesses put safeguards in place. If you did not receive the Tuesday Tidbit this week or it went into your spam filter you can access it HERE. Remember, even though the Governor’s Executive Orders are no longer in place, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has issued orders that mirror the Governor’s orders and include testing of employees if you have over 20 and daily health screenings of your employees.

Make sure you check out the Member Marketplace on the website for items or products you may need or want to sell. It has been very successful in helping members sell things they no longer need. You can list products you are long on or products you are looking for on the Marketplace also.

Goeff Hansen
Executive Director 
MainStreet@sbam.org | 231-301-4888

Cindy Ray
Author: Cindy Ray

Cindy has years of experience in association management and administrative support.