Monday, October 12, 2020
The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides grants for small business that have been affected by COVID-19, on a pass-through, reimbursement basis via local governments. The City of Shelton has committed $40,000 of its CARES Act funds to help small businesses. The City has contracted with the Economic Development Council of Mason County (“EDCMC”) (a Mason County Washington based non-profit organization), to operate the grant program and select grant recipients from the pool of eligible applicants. The EDCMC will review all applications and score the ones that meet the basic criteria established by the Washington State Department o...
Wednesday, June 03, 2020
MASON COUNTY MICRO-BUSINESS RELIEF GRANT (MBR) In response to the COVID-19 emergency, rural county governments have receive Economic Opportunity Grant funding for economic, housing, and public health services. Mason County has dedicated portions to individual support and business support and we invite small businesses to apply for this opportunity. ELIGIBILITY Applicants should have been in business for at least two years and have a physical location. Businesses with less than 5 full-time employees (FTEs) may apply for a one-time grant of up to $5,000. Funding is not meant to help launch a business, but to support existing businesses who are specifically affected by the COVID-1...
Friday, April 03, 2020
After the first case of covid-19, the disease caused by the new strain of coronavirus, was announced in the United States, reports of further infections trickled in slowly. Two months later, that trickle has turned into a steady current. This so-called exponential curve has experts worried. If the number of cases were to continue to double every three days, there would be about a hundred million cases in the United States by May. Click here for the complete article.