The Gloucester Board of Supervisors made changes to the county’s Back to Business grant requirements following a closed session during its Dec. 1 meeting.
Before the modification, the Back to Business program focused on reimbursing businesses for investments made to support adaptations allowing them to operate during the pandemic.
The modification expanded the qualification criteria to include investments made to support production and delivery of products and services. New applications still must be CARES Act-eligible and deemed legal by County Attorney Ted Wilmot. The modification was made to help local businesses adapt to an open market that has been affected by COVID-19.
The modification was made by County Administrator Brent Fedors after one applicant for the Back to Business program was denied based on the program’s former qualifications. While the business did not qualify for the program, it was deemed CARES-Act eligible by both Wilmot and Fedors.
The board approved...
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