The Greene County Commission is asking small businesses within the county to apply for CARES Act Relief Funds.
Initially, the time frame for small businesses to apply for grants from the $6.5 million pool allocated for them was July 29 to August 3. The Commission and the Citizens Advisory Council have decided to reopen the application time for small businesses to “maximize the amount of small businesses assisted.”
Applications are continuing to be reviewed on a rolling basis and over 170 applications have been received, with most businesses having 1 to 10 employees.
“Small business is the backbone of Greene County and we don’t want anyone to miss out on getting assistance if they qualify,” CARES Grant Administrator Lyle Foster said in a statement. “We are here to help businesses if they have questions or concerns about the application processes or if they are not sure if they are eligible for funds.”
Foster wanted to remind small businesses that their qualifying and accepting PPP funds does not mean they are disqualified from receiving CARES Act grants.
Businesses outside the Springfield metro area are especially encouraged to apply.