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City of Las Vegas announces new application portal for business grant

Posted at 2:33 PM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 17:51:43-04

The city of Las Vegas is making is easier to apply for a new temporary grant program to provide direct funds to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 guidance and restrictions from the Governor’s directives.

The portal begins with a city business license search then continues with an easy application process. The deadline for grant applications is end of business on June 26, or when the funds are exhausted.

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Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.

In addition, the city is expanding the program to include privilege license holders with some restrictions. Those businesses were previously not eligible to apply.

This emergency grant will be funded by the city of Las Vegas through four million dollars in funds received by the Coronavirus Relief Fund of the CARES Act.

Grants will be a maximum of $4,000 and will need to go to fund expenses associated with personal protective equipment, facility retrofit for health and safety measures or other expenses reasonably needed to prepare the business for reopening or expanded reopening.

To be eligible a business must have an active business license, three to 25 full-time equivalent employees and be committed to upholding all of the recommendations and/or comply with any mandates for reopening from the state of Nevada and the Southern Nevada Health District.

Attempts will be made to ensure 50 percent of approved applications are located within distressed census tracks and otherwise underserved areas.

For more detailed information visit their website here.