Geary County officials have set aside $50,000 from CARES Act funds for small business assistance grants with a maximum amount per business of $3,000. This applies to small businesses in the county with 50 or fewer employees that have hard costs for the business that are directly associated with COVID-19.
Hard costs can range from personal protective equipment for employees to modifications for physical changes that were necessary due to the coronavirus such as plexiglass, floor markers, hardware or software necessary to process payments or deliver online services.
The Chamber of Commerce said applications will be available at the Chamber office at 222 West 6th Street on Thursday ( Oct. 15 ) beginning at 10 a.m.
All completed applications will be submitted by the EDC to Witt O'Brien' for approval and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Witt O'Brien's is the SPARK funds consulting firm hired by the county.
For more information or questions visit www.jcacc.org / GC-Spark-Grant-Program or contact Mickey Fornaro-Dean at 762-1976 at her office, 316-641-6296 via cell, or at [email protected]