Salem Resilience Fund Offers $3,000 COVID-19 Relief Grants

SALEM, Ohio – Small businesses and other eligible organizations in Ohio’s Appalachian counties or the mid-Ohio Valley counties of West Virginia have until March 26 to apply for $3,000 grants from the Resilience Fund, which reopened for a new round of funding, the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce said.

The Resilience Fund is a response designed to combat the economic impact of COVID-19. Grants can be used to support any facet of business operations affected by the pandemic including inventory, rent and utilities, securing the employment of staff, or other costs that are inhibiting the sustainability of operations. The program is open to small businesses, social enterprises, sole proprietors and revenue-generating nonprofits

Awards will be based on available funding and the potential impact of recipient sustainability.

Applicants must be located in Ohio’s Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana,  Adams, Ashtabula, Athens, Belmont, Brown, Carroll, Clermont, Coshocton, Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Highland, Hocking, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Tuscarawas, Vinton and Washington or West Virginia’s Wood, Wirt, Calhoun, Gilmer or Roane counties.

The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. March 26. Applicants will also have free access to professional coaches who can connect applicants to other resources such as loans, other grants and information on operating under the current regulations.

Applications for the $3,000 grants will be reviewed once the application period has closed. Applicants will be notified of the status of their application within 10 days after the close of the application period. Checks will be sent within one month of grantees being notified of their award.

Anyone interested in the fund can find out more about the program and apply HERE.

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