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Grant program provides a lifeline to Gloucester County businesses

Round two of the Gloucester Business Recovery Grant ends on Sunday, and round three begins on Sept. 1. Business owners have until Nov. 15 to take advantage of the grant program, which is funded by the U.S. Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Emergency Services Act.

The program provides grant money to businesses that were forced to close because of COVID-19. These funds can be used to refund qualifying expenditures such as personal protection equipment, sanitation supplies, software, and outdoor business operations.

At the June 16 meeting of the Gloucester Board of Supervisors, board members voted to allocate $500,000 to the business relief program, which is administered by the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission. TheMPPDC has partnered with the counties of the Middle Peninsula to oversee the spending of CARES Act funds to ensure that federal guidelines for spending are followed.

According to the Gloucester County Economic Development Authority, the first round of the Busin...

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