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Las Vegas launches $4K grants to help businesses reopen in city

Posted at 4:57 PM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 19:59:24-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The city of Las Vegas is offering two new programs to assist the local business community as companies reopen amid Nevada's Phase 1 operating regulations.

The first, a grant program, will provide direct funds to small businesses impacted by the guidelines and restrictions from the governor's orders for business operations under the Southern Nevada Health District's guidance.

The city said the emergency grant will be funded through $4 million of funds received by the Coronavirus Relief Fund of the CARES Act.

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

Eligible businesses must have an active business license, three to 25 full-time employees, and be committed to upholding the recommendations while complying with the mandates set by the state and the SNHD.

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The city also said that it plans to have 50 percent of the approved applications located within distressed census tracks and undeserved areas.

Also, the city will expand the safe sidewalk program announced last week to include commercial centers and commercially zoned property. The plan will cover parking lots and sidewalks on private commercial property.

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The city said the new programs is a temporary measure that will continue through Phase 1 and Phase 2 or Nevada's reopening.

More information is also available here from the city of Las Vegas and here on regulations and guidance.