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Clark County offers small business grants for rent assistance, safety upgrades

Posted at 12:23 PM, Jul 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-14 15:29:10-04

Applications are now available that can help with overdue rent for small businesses or retrofitting establishments to comply with health and safety guidelines.

Business owners in Clark County will be allowed to submit their grant applications from July 21 through Aug. 4. All applications must be submitted online.

The Small Business Rental Assistance program will provide up to $10,000 to cover past-due rent.

As the governor’s moratorium on commercial evictions expired earlier this month, officials expect some businesses could be on the verge of eviction.

The Small Business Protective Retrofit Grant will reimburse businesses up to $5,000 for costs such as purchasing personal protective equipment for employees and installing no-touch doors and walk-up windows.

To qualify for either grant a business must have a Clark County business license and have 20 or fewer employees.

Grant awards could be made in late August.

Clark County has partnered with the Nevada Small Business Development Center at UNLV to provide assistance to business owners who may need help with the application process.

The center is online at unlv.edu/sbdc and can be reached at (702) 895-5019.

The applications for the County’s Small Business Rental Assistance program and Small Business Protective Retrofit Grant are available for review at ClarkCountyNV.gov/EconomicDevelopment.