Dane County launches pandemic support grant program for small businesses

The Dane County Executive's office announced Wednesday it will work with Dane Buy Local to issue $250,000 in grants to small businesses suffering amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dane Buy Local will administer the grants, which will range between $1,000 and $50,000. Business owners seeking to applycan do so here.

“Small businesses have taken a severe hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, and we want to make sure Dane County does its part to help our local businesses survive during this challenging time,” said County Executive Joe Parisi in a statement. “Through this grant program, businesses will be able to apply for funding to help stay afloat and retain employees. We encourage small business owners throughout our community to apply.”

The program will accept applications through June 15, 2020. Parisi's office expects the county board to ratify the agreement with Dane Buy Local at its meeting Thursday.

“Dane Buy Local is proud to partner with Dane County on behalf of the County’s local small business community,” said Colin Murray, Executive Director of Dane Buy Local. “This program demonstrates Dane County’s commitment to local small business and it recognizes the impact small business has in creating a vibrant community and economy. It’s our joint goal to be an integral part of the effort and process to get these businesses back to business as soon as it’s possible. This grant program is certainly a step in the right direction.”

To read more go to WKOW https://wkow.com/2020/04/01/dane-county-launches-pandemic-support-grant-program-for-small-businesses/

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