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State adds additional $20M to pandemic grant program

Posted at 1:48 PM, Oct 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-22 11:39:32-04

Gov. Steve Sisolak, the Nevada State Treasurer’s Office and the Governor’s Office of Economic of Development announced an additional infusion of $20 million in to the Pandemic Emergency Technical Support (PETS) grant program, which opened for applicants on Monday.

Since Monday, the program has seen a tremendous response from small businesses and community non-profits.

In addition to providing more money for the program, the application deadline has been moved up to Oct. 22 at 5 p.m. so that applications can be reviewed, processed and money can be sent out to businesses and organizations in need.

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With the Governor’s announcement of an additional $20 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds being dedicated to this small business stimulus program, the total amount available for applicants has been doubled.

The Treasurer’s Office and GOED will work diligently to review all submitted applications and vet for eligibility and will then distribute grant funds to successful applicants throughout the month of November and until all funds are exhausted.

From now through Thursday, eligible businesses and organizations can continue to apply for up to $10,000 in emergency grant funding, which is not required to be paid back.

Applications will be accepted from all entities which meet the eligibility criteria, but are being prioritized to assist businesses who have been impacted the most during the COVID-19 pandemic, including:

- Disadvantaged businesses;

- Bars, pubs, taverns, breweries, distilleries, and wineries;

- Arts and culture organizations; and

- Non-profit organizations.

The Program was designed to be flexible so that eligible businesses and non-profits can adequately respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and safely maintain their operations.

Grant funds can be used to pay for a number of expenses such as: rent, inventory, payroll, utilities, personal protective equipment, and costs associated with retrofits.

More information about the PETS Program in English and Spanish can be found here.

Businesses and non-profit organizations who have questions about this Program are encouraged to email ask@nevadatreasurer.gov or call 1-800-336-1600.