The Montour County Commissioners have awarded an additional $179,241 in financial assistance to 22 small businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19. The second grant round results in a total of $564,109 being provided to 53 businesses. An additional $135,450 was provided to 21 non-profit organizations that serve the county. The funds were provided through the COVID-19 County Relief Block Grant from the CARES Act.
Guidelines for the small business program were developed by a committee 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.