The City of Fallon and Churchill County have partnered to allocate $300,000 in federal CARES Act funds for a COVID-19 Business Support Grant program in order to keep local businesses safe and open.
The initiative, managed by the Churchill Economic Development Authority, began today and this first phase runs through Aug. 21 at 5 p.m.
These business support grants are set for local businesses as reimbursement for their COVID-19 response that consists of the purchase of personal protective equipment, implementation of workplace redesigns, additional signage, sanitation items, technical assistance and advancements for the business, and other items to comply with COVID-19 public health guidelines on safely returning to work and to safely reopen.
Applicants must be located in Fallon and/or Churchill County and must be in good standing with all applicable State, Churchill County and City of Fallon licensing rules and regulations. Grants are administered on a first-come, first-served basis and the first round of funding closes Aug. 21 at 5 p.m.
The grant is capped per business at up to $10,000 for eligible, reimbursable expenses.
Eligible organizations include both non-profits and for-profit businesses.
Eligible expenses include (but are not limited to):
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for employees and patrons
- Signage related to COVID-19 safety measures and practices
- Workplace redesigns and retrofits to comply with social distancing and safety protocols
- Technology advancements and adjustments necessary to maintain operations
- Hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies, etc.
To learn more about business eligibility, required documents and additional program details and to request an application, please email Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the CEDA office at 448 W. Williams Ave., Suite 103 in Fallon.