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Small business owners encouraged to apply for help from Clark County

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Posted at 8:49 AM, Dec 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-01 14:11:48-05

Beginning today, local small business owners affected by the ongoing pandemic and accompanying restrictions may apply for up to $30,000 in grant funds from Clark County.

The County’s Small Business Stabilization Grant Round 3 will provide money to businesses in unincorporated Clark County for working capital such as rent, utilities, inventory and payroll. Businesses that have received assistance from the County in the past may apply again but priority will be given to those businesses that have not yet received any funds from the County. Qualifying businesses must have a Clark County business license and be able to show financial hardship.

Businesses with 25-50 employees may apply for up to $30,000; and businesses with 1-24 employees may apply for up to $15,000. Information about the program is available at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/EconomicDevelopment. Business owners are encouraged to review to information online and prepare the documents they may need to apply. Applications may be submitted online through Tuesday, Dec. 22.

This year, County Office of Community and Economic Development grant programs have provided more than $9 million to about 600 local small businesses to help them survive these challenging times. Funding for the grant programs comes from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) CARES Act.

In addition to the Stabilization Grants, the County is also still accepting applications for the Small Business Protective Retrofit Grant, which provides up to $5,000 to local small businesses to reimburse them for personal protective equipment, installing plexiglass around cash registers, and other changes needed for businesses to operate during the pandemic. Clark County has partnered with the Nevada Small Business Development Center at UNLV for those who may need assistance with the application process. The Nevada Small Business Development Center at UNLV is online at www.unlv.edu/sbdc and can be reached at (702) 895-5019.