Small businesses in Goldsboro have until the end of the business week to apply for the city’s COVID-19 grant program.
Assistant to the Goldsboro City Manager Octavius Murphy talked about the program with Jeff Farrow on Goldsboro’s Greatest Hits 1150 and 98.3.
Murphy says they’re trying to spread the word because the city wants up to 50 potential applicants.
He says the city is looking for businesses that have between 2 and 15 employees and have been in business prior to March 1st.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City created a grant program to provide up to approximately 30 small businesses with grants of $2,500 or $5,000, for a total of $100,000 in immediate relief.
These grants are funded by money allotted to the City through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Beside the grant money, the Wayne Business and Industry Center at Wayne Community College will offer applicants $1,500 worth of services including marketing and business planning.
The application is available at https://www.goldsboronc.gov/city-manager/goldsboro-small-business-relief-program-application/. For more detailed information, visit https://www.goldsboronc.gov/city-manager/small-business-grant-program/.