Lake County to offer small business grants

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Lake County soon will offer small business grants to firms that have been hurt financially by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The funding will be part of the $64 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act money the county is eligible to get from Florida. The business grants will come from an initial distribution of $16 million.

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Businesses will be eligible for certain levels of funding depending on size and structure, including:

  • Sole proprietors: $2,000
  • 501(c)(3) organizations: $5,000
  • Chambers of commerce: $5,000
  • Business with 2-9 full-time employees: $5,000
  • Business with 10-25 full-time employees: $7,500
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