New grant program to help businesses hit by COVID | News, Sports, Jobs

Small businesses in Webster County that suffered losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for a grant of up to $10,000 through a new program.

The Webster County Board of Supervisors is using $250,000 of the money it received from the federal American Rescue Plan to provide the grants.

”We are trying to help those businesses who fell through the cracks when other programs and other support came out,” said county Supervisor Mark Campbell.

”We know that small businesses are the backbone of Webster County and we want to show that we are there for them and have their back,” he added.

Grant applications will be available on the web site of the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance.

The first round of grant applications are due Oct. 15.

”One of our goals for the grant application was to simplify the process because truly the goal is to get money into the hands of businesses that need it,” said Jill Nelson, the community…

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