Concrete, EDASC providing a total of $25,000 in grants to small businesses impacted by COVID-19

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

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UPDATE: The application deadline has been extended to Sept. 14, 2020.

CONCRETE – EDASC on behalf of the Town of Concrete is now accepting grant applications worth $5,000 each supporting small businesses impacted by COVID-19.

A total of $25,000 is available, provided by the Town of Concrete through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, better known as the CARES Act.

“The pandemic closures occurred just as our small businesses were entering the season that can make or break them each year,” said Concrete Mayor Jason Miller. “I chose to use the town's CARES Act funds as grants for our businesses because every bit of extra revenue this year can play a significant role in the survival of our small town's economy.”

EDASC, which has already coordinated five small-business grant programs for local governments, is administering the grant.

“As a destination town on the path to the beautiful North Cascades, Concrete’s economy is driven by small businesses,” said EDASC CEO John Sternlicht. “We at EDASC are honored to assist Concrete Mayor Jason Miller and the town council in putting to work their CARES Act funding to support businesses impacted by COVID-19.”

Eligibility requirements include having 35 or fewer employees measured as full-time equivalents, a reduction in business revenue greater than 25 percent due to COVID-19, and the business be a brick and mortar establishment located within town limits, among other requirements.

The grant deadline is noon September 14, 2020.

Eligible expenses include costs of goods and general administrative expenses necessary to respond to business interruptions, facilities payments, and supplies and expenses associated with safety improvements.

View the application here. Be sure to download the application and open it in Adobe Acrobat to fill it out on your computer. DO NOT fill out the application in your web browser.

Submit completed applications or questions to EDASC at concretegrant@skagit.org.

EDASC will prioritize applications based on severity of the impact the business is facing, including from being forced to close by government-mandated closures, social distancing measures or illness. Awards will be approved on a case-by-case basis and are dependent on the availability of funds.

 

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