Friends, I wanted to let you know about a new program which is available to provide assistance to small business owners.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has just announced the Save Small Business Initiative. Through this Initiative, the Chamber is making available $5,000 grants to assist small employers in paying business expenses.
In order to qualify, a business must: (1) employ between three and 20 individuals; (2) be located in an economically vulnerable community; and (3) have been harmed financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. A business can determine whether it is located in an economically vulnerable community through a zip code check available on the Initiative’s website: https://savesmallbusiness.com/
The grant application process will go live at 3 p.m. Eastern time on April 20. The application can be completed online at the website listed above. According to the website, the application will take about 10 minutes to complete, and the only documentation needed is the Company’s W-9 Form and basic supporting information about the business.
John L. Senft, Esquire