Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2020-11-22 09:07:04 –
Companies in less than 100 Oklahoma County will have the opportunity to receive a grant from the COVID-19 Disaster Relief Fund on the application website on Monday.
Small local businesses in particular have been hit hardest by the decline in business due to the COVID-19 pandemic since March.
This program applies to businesses and nonprofits located in Oklahoma County but not within the limits of Oklahoma City.
Oklahoma City companies are not included in this program because they have several grant and lending programs that have been available over the past few months.
“I think many companies in the next six weeks will be further hurt, especially during this current surge in COVID,” Carrie Blumart told Free Press on Friday.
“I wish I could run this program a few months ago, but in reality it’s a good time for some of these businesses.”
Free Press has covered the long development of this program and its final establishment by the Oklahoma County Commissioner.
What you need to know
The website that companies can apply for is www.OKCountyGrants.org.
The Oklahoma County SME and NonProfit Grants Program offers up to $ 100,000 for loss of income from COVID-19 or refunds for salaries, rent, utilities and other operating expenses.
This program is offered on a first-come, first-served basis to those who submit COMPLETE applications, which will be held on Monday, November 23. The application period will end on December 7th or when the funds run out.
Here are the details so far that commercial and non-profit business owners need to know from Blumert’s office:
To qualify, a company or nonprofit must do the following:
- It has less than 100 employees. 1099 contractors are not considered employees.
- Physically located in Oklahoma County, but not in Oklahoma City. Online business is not applicable. This program is for small businesses and nonprofits with sustainability needs that cannot be met by other means, such as Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, or previous US federal government-controlled business grants, loans, or technical assistance programs. It is specifically aimed at supporting the qualifications of. See the map of Oklahoma County to identify eligible coverage areas.
- Established before February 15, 2020 (not necessarily open).
- COVID-19 Public health emergencies can adversely affect after March 1, 2020
- No open business-related liens or judgments
The program administrator has shown this map to applicants to identify eligible coverage areas in Oklahoma County (click-/ + to zoom in).
Responsibility of Oklahoma Industry Bureau
The Oklahoma County Commissioner has allocated $ 15 million to the program and has the Oklahoma Industry Authority (OIA) accept applications and manage the program.
Cathy O’Connor, Secretary-General of the Authority, encourages companies in Oklahoma County to apply outside the limits of Oklahoma City.
We have provided opportunities for any business or non-profit organization in Oklahoma County to help provide stability and maintain employment in central Oklahoma, the key to Oklahoma’s economy, “Oklahoma said in a news release. Stated.
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