Town of Lyman, EDASC award $22,000 in COVID-19 relief grants to small businesses

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

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LYMAN -- The Town of Lyman and EDASC on Tuesday awarded a total of $22,000 in relief grants to support small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Two businesses from the small town of Lyman applied for the grant, and each received $11,000 to help pay for expenses such as consulting, marketing, and training, as well as operational expenses like rent, supplies, utility bills and more.

The grant opportunity was provided by the Town of Lyman through funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, better known as the CARES Act. EDASC administered the grant.

Businesses eligible to apply were those located within Lyman town limits with 12 or fewer employees.

“EDASC was proud to administer this program on behalf of the Town of Lyman," said EDASC CEO John Sternlicht. “Kudos to the town and Mayor Eddie Hills for making these grant funds available.”

The grant recipients were The Lyman Tavern and North Cascade Sports Bar & Restaurant.

“It’s hard to imagine the struggles these two businesses have faced,” said Mayor Hills. “The restaurant industry has been hit hard, and we are happy to give these businesses some relief and a greater chance to remain open.”

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