Guilford County is expanding its coronavirus small business grant program, which will be relaunched in early August.  

The original aid program began in June, with more than 1,100 small businesses in Guilford County receiving funds of up to $10,000.

Guilford was one of three counties in the state to receive direct federal funds through the CARES Act.  Close to $7 million was distributed to businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

County officials say in a news release they are pausing the program to prepare for an expansion in grants to businesses in need.

The Small Business Grant hotline and website have been temporarily suspended while the county retools the application for the next phase. Both are expected to be relaunched on August 3.

Officials are urging local businesses to monitor the county website for forthcoming details about the program's expansion.

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