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Posted on: October 7, 2020

COVID Small Business Incentive Grant Program

CLINTON, NC - The City of Clinton is pleased to provide small business economic incentive grants to small local businesses in our community. This program utilizes Coronavirus Relief Funds from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and is targeted at small local businesses within the City of Clinton, that experienced full or partial closures under government mandates such as, restaurants, personal care businesses, and non-essential retail operations. Grants will assist local businesses with expenses related to retaining or hiring employees, as well as costs incurred complying with government mandated closures or implementing public health measures related to COVID-19.

Small local businesses will be able to receive funding for expenses from between March 1, 2020, and December 30, 2020, including hiring or rehiring employees, retention of employees, expenditures to enhance public health and safety for employees, patrons, or the general public. Funding for expenses incurred as a result of state mandated closures or following public health guidelines relevant to COVID-19 may also be considered. Grant payments are expected to range from $500 to $2,000 per business, depending on availability of and demand for funds. Priority will be given to applications in the order in which they are received.

The City will hold an application workshop meeting at the Clinton City Market on Lisbon Street on October 12, 2020, from 9:00 am until 10:00 am to answer any questions about the application process. Attendance is not required to receive a grant. Applications must be submitted in person to the City of Clinton Planning Department at 227 Lisbon Street between October 19th to October 30th at 5:00 pm. 

Local businesses are strongly encouraged to review the application and consider applying.

COVID19 Incentive Grant Application Form

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