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COVID-19 grant funds available from county

By Shari Phiel, Columbian staff writer
Published: May 17, 2022, 6:03am

Clark County has $2 million of grant funding opportunities for small businesses, nonprofits and community-serving organizations. The grants are part of a state and local economic recovery program funding included in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to provide COVID-19 relief.

Eligible applicants include small businesses, nonprofit organizations, groups providing support for small businesses, impacted/hardest hit communities, industries, sectors, and community-serving organizations and program providers in Clark County that address negative economic impacts identified as a result of COVID-19.

The program will prioritize funding requests from eligible applicants who have not previously had access to or received COVID-19 recovery assistance funds from other federal recovery programs including, but not limited to, Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, Coronavirus Relief Fund and American Rescue Plan Act funds.

The grant application period closes at 5 p.m., June 6. Successful applicants will be notified by July 1 with distribution of funds is expected to begin on July 31.

Learn more about ARPA programs on the county website at www.clark.wa.gov.