Franklin County has set aside $500,000 in federal stimulus money to assist small businesses in the county that have taken financial hits because of the COVID-19 pandemic — but officials have concerns that eligible businesses don’t know these grants are available.
Franklin County offers COVID-19 relief grants to small businesses
“We were really wanting to try to get the word out,” said Franklin County Economic Development Director Mike Burnette.
The grants can range up to $10,000, determined by the number of employees working for the business and the amount of financial loss reported. As of Thursday, the county had received 101 applications and approved payments totaling $377,500, Burnette said.
The first round of checks will go out Tuesday. The application deadline is Aug. 14. Should the number of approved applications exceed the $500,000 reserved by the board of supervisors, county officials will ask the board to consider putting more relief money toward the grants, Burnette said.
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