Grant Program for Columbia County Small Businesses Opens September 1

A new grant program for small businesses in Columbia County will begin accepting applications on Wednesday, September 1st. The Columbia County Commissioners are providing qualifying small businesses a grant to assist in covering the business’ operating expenses incurred in 2021. Operating expenses include but are not limited to: payroll, rent, mortgage, utilities, costs of goods, supplies, raw materials, etc. Grant proceeds may not be used to acquire another business entity. $1,250,000 will be made available for the Columbia County Commissioners Small Business Grant.

Eligible businesses must have experienced a net reduction in revenue of at least 25% in calendar year 2020 compared to calendar year 2019.

Grants will be awarded on a first come, first served basis until all grant funds are awarded. Grants are to be awarded in $4,000 increments. No awarded grant will exceed $40,000.

Additional details and the application link are available at csgiving.org/cccsbg.