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Gloucester businesses eligible for grant funding

The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors has allocated $512,000 in CARES Act funding to assist Gloucester businesses adversely impacted by COVID-19. Funding is available to help businesses in the community cover increased costs associated with new health and safety requirements, as outlined in Gov. Ralph Northam’s recent Executive Orders.

The grant program, “Back to Business Middle Peninsula,” is being administered by the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission in coordination with Gloucester County and the Gloucester County Economic Development Authority. It is specifically designed to facilitate reimbursement of costs incurred by local businesses as they have made investments to change business practices in response to the pandemic. The program is not intended to cover the normal costs of business operations.

Gloucester supervisors took an extra step to provide special funding for a Mortgage and Rent Assistance Program in support of businesses that may be facing forecl...

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