Town Administrator April 20, 2020Business Grants – Awarded
The Economic Development team is pleased to announce the second round of Small Business Emergency Relief Grants extended to Erie businesses facing hardship during the current state of emergency. The Grant Review Committee unanimously approved funding 17 businesses this week, after announcing 16 grantees in the prior week. In this round, $115,000 of emergency relief will be distributed immediately leaving $75,000 for an additional round from the $300,000 earmarked for the program.
In total, 63 applications were received in the first 8 days of the program. The next review will begin on Thursday, April 23rd
. Eligible businesses must meet specific criteria, including having a sound business plan showing how they will use the grant to make it through 2020. Grant awards range from $5,000 for businesses with 2-10 employees to $10,000 for businesses with 11+ employees. Review the full criteria on the Small Business Emergency Relief Grant Program webpage