Small business pandemic relief program getting underway in Winston-Salem

Small business pandemic relief program getting underway in Winston-Salem

9:56am Jan 14, 2022
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Small business pandemic recovery grants will soon be available in Winston-Salem.

Operators of small businesses and nonprofits in eligible areas of the city can start applying for grants on Tuesday, January 18. 

According to a news release, grants up to $25,000 will be available to businesses with less than 25 full-time employees, as well as to nonprofits with annual operating budgets under $1 million.

The city of Winston-Salem has signed a contract with the United Way of Forsyth County to handle applications and administer the funds.

City Council voted in November to allocate $3 million for recovery grants. The money will be taken from federal pandemic relief being provided through the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund.

Details about the recovery grants program can be found on the city’s website. Officials will hold a virtual briefing on the application process Tuesday afternoon. Applications will be accepted through February 18.

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