COVID-19 SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF FUND
Calhoun County Area Chamber & Visitors Center
Begins Round 2 of COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund
With the conclusion of Round 1 of the Small Business Relief Fund review process, 31 grants will be awarded to small businesses in Calhoun County, totaling in the amount of $120,000. With the demand and need of our community being so great, and thanks to the many generous donations we have received, we are now able to implement Round 2 of the Small Business Relief Fund review process to aid our small businesses even more. For updated Round 2 guidelines, please visit the Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama’s Grants page.
Grant applicants must be authorized representatives of small businesses with 25 or fewer employees, with their principal place of business in Calhoun County. Grant applicants must have experienced severe revenue loss and business distress due to COVID-19.
The Small Business Relief Fund will provide support in the following categories in order to aid in continued safe operation during the immediate pandemic health crisis (COVID-19) and near-term response:
● Unexpected business expenses incurred as a result of COVID-19
● Cleaning and sanitation supplies
● Urgently needed equipment repair/replacement
● Necessary payroll expenses
● Supplies that support business activity adjustments during the COVID-19 response period