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Novato Small Business Relief Fund Grant Application Period Open through May 10

Post Date:05/05/2020 4:49 PM

Applications are currently being accepted for Novato Small Business Relief Fund grants through May 10 at 5pm. Qualified small businesses, impacted by COVID-19, can apply now for one-time grants in amounts up to $5,000 to utilize for business costs including rent or mortgage, payroll, utilities, insurance, loan payments related to running the business and any other documented cost of business operations. This relief fund was launched to help Novato’s small business community retain jobs, keep storefronts tenanted, as well as support the local economy in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applications will be reviewed for completeness and eligibility, and all eligible applications submitted by the deadline will be considered. Applications will not be processed on a first come, first served basis. Grant recipients will be selected based on eligibility, greatest demonstrated need, availability of funds, program guidelines, and submission of all required information and supporting documentation.

Donate to the Novato Small Business Relief Fund

Community members looking for ways to support our small business community during this time can now donate directly to the Novato Small Business Relief Fund. Donations can be made online by credit card or with a check by mail.

Apply or donate now at novato.org/bizgrant.

The Novato Small Business Relief Fund was designed to help small business owners impacted by COVID-19 stay afloat during this unprecedented time, local partners include: Novato Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Novato Business Association, County of Marin, MarinLink and Bank of Marin.

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