Funding is still available under the GROW Greece COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Grant. Round 2 of the program makes funding available to more businesses and participation is simple. Grants will cover two months’ worth of certain operating expenses, up to $5,000 for businesses with 5 to 50 employees, or $2,000 for businesses with 3-5 employees. Eligible expenses include insurance, utilities, and inventory costs based on figures reported in your most recently filed federal tax return. The town is accepting applications on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted.
“I’m excited to see activity returning to our commercial areas, but this is no time to pause” said Supervisor Reilich. “We’ve been able to help dozens of local businesses open their doors already, and I encourage business owners to apply while these funds are still available. Moving forward, we’re working to develop programs and strategies designed to strengthen and “GROW” our local economy. I’m committed to our business community and together we’ll build back stronger than ever before”.
COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Grant funds have been allocated by the Town Board from a supplement to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020.