The Board of Washington County Commissioners this week approved $1.3 million in funding for businesses struggling amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant programs will focus on the following industries across the County:
- Accommodations Providers Grant – award of up to $25,000 per applicant
- Food and Beverage Providers Grant – award of up to $12,000 per applicant
- Online Sales and Teleworking Grant – award up to $5,000 per applicant
- Nonprofit Recovery Grant – award of up to $25,000 per nonprofit organization
“Washington County Government is doing our best to utilize grants to aid our local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Commissioner President, Jeff Cline.
The grants will be administered by the Washington County Department of Business Development. “The Department of Business Development team is again, ready to roll their sleeves up and help our local businesses gain even more traction in the new year,” said Director of the Department of Business Development, Susan Small. For many, this could mean the difference between keeping the doors open or having to close, therefore this effort means a ton in 2021.”
According to a press release:
Applications will be available and accepted on May 3, 2021.
Further details and qualifications, including terms and conditions for all four grant programs, will be released on May 3, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. under the Economic Recovery section at www.WashCoRises.net. Please refer to the specific grant application for contact information and answers to questions regarding eligibility criteria or required documentation. Applicants will have two weeks to complete and submit an application for consideration. Funding is extremely limited and may ultimately result in approval on a first-come, first-serve basis.