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PETS grant applications go live today, $20M fund for Nevada businesses

Apply for up to $10K, no need to pay back
Posted at 7:43 AM, Oct 19, 2020

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A new grant is available to small business owners here in Nevada.

Gov. Steve Sisolak introduced the Pandemic Emergency Technical Support Program, or PETS, last week. The state is accepting applications starting at 8 a.m. on Monday through Nov. 2 at 5 p.m.

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PETS provides $20 million in relief money for small businesses and nonprofits across the state who were impacted by the pandemic.

To be eligible your business must:

  • Be located in Nevada
  • Have been operating since March 1
  • Have under 50 employees
  • and have a gross annual revenue under $4 million

Eligible entities can apply for up to $10,000 in emergency grant funding, which is not required to be paid back.

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.

The state says these grant program funds will be prioritized to help those businesses that have been hit the hardest and have made the greatest sacrifices while continuing to serve their communities. This list includes, but is not limited to, disadvantaged businesses, non-profits, bars, pubs, taverns, breweries, distilleries and vineyards.

To learn more or to apply, click here.