Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A small group of gun-toting demonstrators showed at Michigan’s Capitol, dwarfed by law enforcement on high alert after this month’s deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol. About a dozen protesters openly carried guns, including some who promoted the anti-government “boogaloo” movement, a slang term adopted by the pro-gun extremist movement that is a reference to a sequel — in their case, a second U.S. civil war. A few others, who were not openly armed, wore hats supporting President Donald Trump, whose term will end Wednesday when President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated. State police, the National Guard and local law enforcement provided a sizable security presence at or near the 142-year-old Statehouse and other government buildings.

UNDATED (AP) — Police and National Guard troops are standing sentry at newly fortified statehouses as small groups of armed demonstrators gather. The increased security at state capitols ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration comes as authorities work to deter a repeat of the recent riot that overran the U.S. Capitol. A few protesters gathered in some cities Sunday, including some carrying large guns. But streets remained empty around many other capitols. Some protestors supported President Donald Trump, but others expressed general anti-government sentiments. Though the FBI had warned of the potential for armed protests at capitol buildings, there were no immediate reports of violence Sunday. 

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan small businesses and entertainment venues can apply for grants starting Tuesday to help with the economic losses due to the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last month signed into law a spending plan to help repair the economic impact the coronavirus has had on the state’s economy. The package included a $58.5 million allocation for two programs to provide grants to eligible businesses. Funds from both programs can be used for payroll expenses, building expenses and other business related expenses. The grants are not first-come first-serve, but will be need-based. 

DETROIT (AP) — A $100,000 contribution will help support the launch of a neighborhood resource hub in Detroit’s Jefferson-Chalmers district on the city’s east side. Jefferson East, Inc. says the funding is from AT&T and its Believe Detroit initiative. The 3,500-square-foot facility will serve as Jefferson East’s housing and neighborhood services team’s home office. It’s expected to allow the team to serve more than 1,000 area residents with services designed to keep them in their homes and apartments. Jefferson East team members are Housing and Urban Development-certified housing counselors, offering housing, financial empowerment and health and safety services through a one-stop access model.