The Town has established a $30,000 small Business Relief Program to support our local businesses with a portion of the Federal CARES Act funding the Town received. The $500 - $2,000 grants are to assist local businesses in adjusting their operations during these extraordinary times. The grant will reimburse small businesses for expenses incurred to comply with the public health regulations related to COVID-19. The program parameters are:
Businesses must operate out of a storefront or other physical space that depends on foot traffic for business, for example a restaurant or a salon. Home-based businesses are not eligible for the program.
Businesses must have at least three (3) employees and no more than twenty (20) employees as of March 1, 2020. Franchises, chain stores, non-profit organizations, and corporations are not be eligible.
The program will award funds on a first-come, first-served basis until the $30,000 in grant funds are awarded or December 30, 2020, whichever comes first.
The Small Business Relief Application and a Sample Application: