The Montour County Commissioners have awarded a total of $384,868 in financial assistance to 31 small businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19. The Commissioner approved grants of up to $20,000 per business at their September 8th meeting. The funds were provided through the COVID-19 County Relief Block Grant from the CARES Act.
Ken Holdren, Chair of the Board of Commissioners, expressed his appreciation to the committee that developed the program guidelines and reviewed applications. The committee was chaired by Commissioner Trevor Finn and included representatives of the Chamber of Commerce, Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau, Danville Business Alliance, DRIVE, and County Planning Commission. The Central Susquehanna Community Foundation administered the application process.
A second application round for small businesses is planned for early October.