by Robin Kemp

If your small business or nonprofit has taken a hit from COVID-19, you have until January 8 to apply to the county for emergency grant money.

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners has set aside $1 million in federal funds for small businesses and nonprofits in Clayton County that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Clayton COO Detrick Stanford

“We understand that our communities and businesses have suffered unforeseen losses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Chief Operating Officer Detrick Stanford said. “Through the efforts of the Board of Commissioners and the Development Authority of Clayton County, we are positioned to assist these businesses and organizations in their time of need and the recovery process.” 

The Development Authority of Clayton County (DACC) will disburse $800,000 to eligible businesses and $200,000 to eligible nonprofits. Up to 40 nonprofit organizations may receive $5,000 each. Nonprofits must have full 501 (c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service and been in business for at least one year as of March 2020.

The money comes from the federal Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Funds will be disbursed in January 2021.

Apply online no later than January 8, 2021 at claytoncares.claytoncountyga.gov.

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