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Clark County urging small businesses to apply for grants during ongoing pandemic

Deadline is Aug. 4
Posted at 11:11 PM, Jul 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-31 02:17:09-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Local small business owners who have lost money because of the ongoing pandemic may qualify for up to $15,000 in grants from Clark County.

But time is running out to apply for the funds.

The county says it is currently accepting applications for the Small Business Rental Assistance program, which provides up to $10,000 to cover past-due rent, and Small Business Protective Retrofit
Grant, which 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.

Information about the programs and the applications are online.

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, and must be submitted online.

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Qualified applicants must be in unincorporated Clark County, have a Clark County business license, and 20 or fewer employees.

Grant awards could be made in late August, according to the county.

The county also says it has partnered with the Nevada Small Business Development Center at UNLV to assist business owners who may need help with the application process.

The center is online or at 702-895-5019.

These two grant programs follow the county's Small Business Stabilization Grant, which will help local small businesses affected by coronavirus-related closures and restrictions.

Applications for the stabilization grant were accepted last month.

Together, the three grant programs could provide more than $12 million to local small businesses, according to the county.

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The funding for the grant programs comes from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security CARES Act.

Business owners with legal questions not related to these grant applications may contact the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada at 702-386-1070.