The Glenn County Small Business Stabilization Grant Program is funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Small businesses have faced widespread challenges due to the pandemic, including periods of shutdown, declines in revenue, and increased costs. Small businesses eligible for assistance are those that experienced negative economic impacts or disproportionate impacts of the pandemic and meet the definition of “small business.” For this grant program, small businesses are defined as those with one hundred (100) employees or less and are independently owned and operating within the County of Glenn.
The Glenn County Small Business Stabilization Grant Program will provide a maximum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) in one-time grant awards to for-profit small businesses located within Glenn County. These grant funds will assist small businesses with costs associated with the impacts of business closures, the costs associated with adherence to local requirements for safe business re-openings, and the business’s financial impacts due to COVID-19. The Program Operator will choose grantees via a lottery process from a pool of applicants determined to be eligible small businesses after a three (3) week open application window.
The grant program will pay directly, or reimburse businesses and debtors, for unpaid liabilities and obligations that are a barrier to reopening and/or staying open, and that were incurred after March 3, 2021. Grant funds may be used to cover business operational expenses that put the business at risk of closure or layoffs. Examples include:
Eligible uses also include costs associated with implementing COVID-19 prevention or mitigation tactics, such as physical distancing, barriers, or enhanced cleaning.