Concrete, EDASC award $33,500 in small-business grants

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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CONCRETE – The Town of Concrete and EDASC on Wednesday awarded a total of $33,500 in COVID-19 relief grants to local small businesses.

Four small businesses received $8,375 each to help pay for costs of goods, general administrative expenses necessary to respond to business interruptions, facilities payments, and supplies and expenses associated with safety improvements.

Funding for the grant was provided by Concrete through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, better known as the CARES Act, with EDASC administering the grant.

The town, said Concrete Mayor Jason Miller, was happy to set aside the CARES Act funding for its business community.

“The stress placed on our community and its businesses by the pandemic has pushed all of us to our financial and emotional limits,” Miller said. “The town council, town staff, and I are honored to be able to play a role in providing some form of financial relief during such a challenging ordeal."

Businesses eligible to apply were those located within city limits with 35 or fewer employees, among other requirements.

This was the sixth small-business grant program EDASC has administered this year with local governments. In total, it has administered over 160 grant awards worth about $1.5 million.

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

Below is a list of the grant recipients.

  • Minuk Enterprises Inc.
  • 5b’s Bakery
  • Constantinecorp dba Lone Star Restaurant and Waterin' Hole
  • Concrete Theatre LLC

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