Montour County COVID-19 Relief Block Grant Program for Small Business & Tourism Open

Small businesses are encouraged to apply for the Montour County Small Business/Tourism Grant administered by Montour County Commissioners, which will provide up to $15,000 in funds to qualifying businesses.

Businesses that did not receive a loan or grant through the Federal Paycheck Protection Program or the Economic Disaster Loan Program will be given priority.

Eligibility:
-Any for-profit business or individuals operating businesses with a base location in Montour County.
-One owner per business may apply.

Requirements:
-Must be based in Montour County
-Must be in business by March 1, 2019 and still in business on July 1, 2020
-Must intend to stay in business until at least July 1, 2021
-Must employ less than 100 employees or be an entity primarily engaged in the tourism industry.
-Net profit from March 1 – June 30, 2020 must be less than net profit from March 1 – June 30, 2019
-Must not be in arrears on federal, state, or local taxes
-Must not be subject to criminal justice process as stated in the application

Document Requirements:
-Most recently filed federal tax return
-Entity documents including DBA or FBN certificate and proof of ownership
-Business license (if sole proprietor)
-Government-issued ID
-Evidence of fixed costs, including mortgage/rent/lease payments, utility costs, license fees, property tax bills, property and liability insurance bills, attest to any lost inventory

The Central Susquehanna Community Foundation’s web-based grant management system will be utilized as a technical assistance resource. The review process, grant awards and funding will be the responsibility of Montour County Commissioners.

Grant applications must be completed and submitted through the Foundations’ grant website. To access the grant application, go to www.csgiving.org. Click on the homepage banner Covid-19 Relief Block Grants (Small Business/Tourism Grant Program) Columbia and Montour Counties.

The online application deadline is 11:59 p.m. Friday, August 21. For questions about the online grant application, contact Christine Orlando, CSCF Senior Program Officer, [email protected], 570-752-3930, extension 2.