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Nevada small businesses may be getting more pandemic assistance

Posted at 4:37 PM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 14:56:40-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — FEB. 11 UPDATE: A bill giving an additional $50 million to an emergency grant program made it through the state assembly.

The bill still needs to be passed by senators before the governor can sign it

ORIGINAL STORY
More funding may be coming for small businesses struggling in Nevada during the pandemic.

The state legislature introduced a bill that would provide an additional $50 million to the pandemic emergency technical support program.

RELATED: New program in Nevada to help small business owners announced

To date, the Pandemic Emergency Technical (PETS) program has approved more than 4,500 applications to support small businesses and nonprofits.

If the additional money is approved the fund will grow to more than $100 million dollars making it the largest small business assistance program in state history.