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Winchester extends application deadline for CARES Act grants

14 July 2020 Covid19 Winchester News

The deadline to apply for the City of Winchester’s CARES Act emergency grants has been extended to July 31.

Local eligible businesses and nonprofit organizations that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are encouraged to submit a application. Funds can be used for payments of rent, mortgage, payroll, utilities and other operational expenditures deemed applicable under the CARES Act program.

Qualification criteria:

  • Must be located within the corporate limits of the City of Winchester
  • Must be able to demonstrate at least a 25 percent loss in revenue attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic either by an interruption of business operations, or COVID-19 related expenditures
  • Businesses should be located within a commercially zoned address
  • Provide documentation for the proposed use of grant funds
  • Business applicants must be for-profit, independently owned (non-national chain and/or nationally recognized franchise)
  • Business applicants must possess a valid City of Winchester business license
  • Applicants cannot have previously received a Disaster Relief Loan from the Winchester EDA on, or after April 1, 2020
  • All applicants must be up to date on local tax payments
  • Businesses must have been open and operational from at least Jan. 1, 2020 to qualify

Visit this link for additional information and an application. 

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