AP: Wayne County receives $7.5M in small business grants - Southgate News Herald

AP: Wayne County receives $7.5M in small business grants - Southgate News Herald


AP: Wayne County receives $7.5M in small business grants - Southgate News Herald

Posted: 19 Jul 2020 07:00 PM PDT

According to an article posted by The Associated Press on Sunday, Wayne County received $7.5 million in grants from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. to assist small businesses in the county suffering through the coronavirus pandemic.

The grants were given to Wayne County through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and are the second wave of small business grants the county has received.

The first was $50 million in small business readiness grants, which the county dispersed to small businesses about 2 weeks ago.

In total, this makes $57.5 million in grants Wayne County has given to small businesses this month to aid them.

"Wayne County has been hit hard during this pandemic and that includes our small business owners and nonprofits," County Executive Warren Evans told The Associated Press.

"Expanding our successful program and granting continued assistance will help even more businesses keep their doors open and provide safe service that our residents need."

To qualify for the aid, Wayne County businesses or nonprofits applying for funds must have fewer than 50 full-time employees and demonstrate a financial loss during April and May due to COVID-19 virus.

The county also plans to further expand its small business grant program and is expecting to be ready to accept a new batch of applications by August 5. 

Applications, however, will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For for information on the coronavirus pandemic, visit www.michigan.gov/coronavirus.

Or, to apply to Wayne County's aid program, visit: https://www.waynecounty.com/backtowork/home.aspx or https://www.michiganbusiness.org/about-medc/covid19/restart/.

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Fluvanna County is providing small business grants - WVIR

Posted: 19 Jul 2020 05:22 PM PDT

The Funds for Recovery and Operations Management (FROM): Fluvanna Small Business Grants will help businesses from Fluvanna recover from the effects of the ongoing health crisis. The FROM: Fluvanna grants will allow businesses to recoup the increased cost of operation, lost revenue, and other unbudgeted expenses caused by the COVID-19 health crisis.

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