$ 20 million added to Nevada’s business grant program; the deadline is Thursday


LAS VEGAS, Nevada (KOLO) – OCT. 21 UPDATE: The state of Nevada is adding $ 20 million to the Pandemic Emergency Technical Support Grant program to help small businesses and community nonprofits affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The application deadline was originally November 2, but it has been extended to Thursday, October 22 at 5 p.m. “so applications can be reviewed, processed and money can be sent to businesses and organizations in the need, ”the governor said. added in a press release.

The program began Monday with an initial budget of $ 20 million.

“I am delighted to see so many small businesses in Nevada take advantage of this new streamlined program to access relief funds and help stimulate our economy during this crisis,” Governor Steve Sisolak said in a statement. “I remain committed to ensuring that the state helps small businesses get the support they need and deserve right now.”

Qualifying businesses and organizations can apply for up to $ 10,000 in emergency grants. It is not obligatory to reimburse it.

ORIGINAL STORY: The application window is now open for a new $ 20 million grant program to help small businesses in Nevada recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Governor Steve Sisolak announced details of the Pandemic Emergency Technical Support (PETS) grant program in Las Vegas on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.

Governor Steve Sisolak announced details of a new grant program to help small businesses recover.(KOLO)

“Small businesses in Nevada have been among the hardest hit by COVID-19 and this new program will streamline the process of getting relief funds to people who need it very quickly,” Governor Sisolak said. “If your organization has been affected by the pandemic and you need help covering operational costs or expenses to keep your customers safe, I urge you to apply. At a time when our small businesses have made such great sacrifices, my priority was to make sure the government got the support they need and deserve.

The governor’s office said the program is a multi-agency collaboration using federal COVID-19 relief funding that will be administered by the Nevada Treasurer’s Office, the Governor’s Office for Economic Development, and the Department of Business and Justice. industry.

The funds will be available for small businesses, nonprofits, arts and culture organizations, and local chambers of commerce.

Eligible entities can apply for up to $ 10,000 in emergency grants, which do not have to be repaid. Grant funds can be used to pay a number of expenses such as: rent, inventory, payroll, utilities, personal protective equipment, and costs associated with renovations.

The application process open Monday October 19, 2020 at 8 a.m. and closes Monday November 2, 2020 at 5 p.m.

More information on the grants can be found here:

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