Statesboro COVID-19 small business and utility invoice grants now out there

Two unique not-for-earnings companies are now getting applications for the COVID-19 reduction modest business enterprise grants and utility bill support grants established by the metropolis of Statesboro from its federal CARES Act funding.

A third nonprofit is expected to start having programs soon for the property property finance loan and hire help method.

 

Little enterprise grants

The Company Innovation Team, or Massive, an arm of Ga Southern University based at its Statesboro Town Heart downtown, is handling programs for the city’s COVID-19 Business Fund grants, offered to qualifying business owners in amounts up  to $5,000. Applications will be recognized till 5 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 13, immediately after the window of possibility opened Nov. 2.

To be suitable a modest business ought to have operated from the very same bodily spot in the Statesboro city limits for at minimum a few months and be a for-gain, retail-oriented firm with considerably less than $2 million once-a-year gross income. It ought to be independently owned, have four or much less places in Statesboro and have been purchased to close or had appreciably decreased small business mainly because of a 2020 condition of Ga crisis executive order.

An on the internet application is accessible at www.statesboroga.gov/relief or contact the GSU Business enterprise Innovation Group at (912) 478-0872 or borobusinessapp@gmail.com for far more data.

 

Utility help

In the meantime, Motion Pact, the agency earlier identified as Concerted Expert services, is taking applications for the town-produced grants for Statesboro utility consumers struggling to spend h2o, sewer, natural fuel and electric charges. The grants, in amounts up to $175 for each applicant, are intended for folks going through money hardship due to the fact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Motion Pact’s contact centre is open 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at (912) 489-1604.

The United Way of Southeast Georgia will administer the Rental and House loan Aid Fund, offering up to a most $3,000 per family. This fund is intended to enable Statesboro inhabitants who are battling with paying lease or have fallen driving on their mortgage loan payments for the reason that of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of midday Monday, the application for the lease and home finance loan grants experienced not been launched. Town Public Facts Officer Layne Phillips said it should be shortly but that United Way was operating out a couple information.

Town Council proven these a few packages Oct. 20, budgeting $75,000 every single to the company and utility funds and $100,000 to the lease and house loan fund, for a complete of $250,000, from the $1.7 million in federal funding the metropolis acquired less than the federal CARES Act, for “Coronavirus Aid, Aid, and Financial Safety,” enacted in March.