Small Business Grant Program Funding Extended

Funding extended to assist Douglas County Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19, eligibility now includes business with up to 100 employees
Posted on 10/05/2020
Funding extended to assist Douglas County Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19Minden, NV- Douglas County will continue to accept applications through October 29, 2020 for a small business grant program designed to help businesses cope with the impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Qualifying Expenses include but not limited to; PPE, Payroll, Utilities, Rent and Retrofits.

Grants are awarded on an as needed and first come first served basis. For details on eligible businesses, funding amounts, and where to apply, please visit the Nevada Association of Counties website.

“Larger businesses with up to 100 employees are now eligible for the program and encouraged to apply for up to $50,000,” said Lisa Granahan, Economic Vitality Manager. “Available funding for businesses with 20-50 employees was also increased to $25,000. All funds are based on a reimbursement basis.”

You must have a valid state business license, to be eligible. The County has also partnered with the University of Nevada’s Small Business Development Center to assist businesses with the application process. Request free and confidential assistance at https://nevadasbdc.org/or call 800-240-7094 to make an appointment with a counselor.

The funding for this program comes from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. All eligible businesses with zero to 50 employees impacted by COVID-19 are encouraged to seek grant funding through this program. Additional questions regarding this program can be directed to Lisa Granahan at the County Manger’s Office (775)781-3775.

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