Monticello Downtown Network COVID-19 mini-grant available

 

The Monticello Downtown Network was awarded Arkansas Historic Preservation funds to distribute directly to small businesses in the Downtown Network district through our mini-grant program. The Downtown Network includes businesses on the square and one block off of the sqare.

These funds are intended to assist downtown businesses that have been impacted by temporary closures and/or a loss of customers due to the covid-19 pandemic. 

Funds must be used for utility bill assistance during the months of November, 2020 through February, 2021.   No matching funds are required. Please read the following guidelines, then complete and return an application form no later than Friday, March 5, 2021. 

Applications can be obtained and returned directly to Glenda Nichols at the Chamber of Commerce office, mailed to 335 East Gaines Street, Monticello, Arkansas 71655, or emailed to monticellochamber@sbcglobal.net.  Application receipt must be confirmed to be considered.   Maximum grant awards will be presented in amounts up to $250 per applicant.

GUIDELINES

Businesses receiving funds must have been fully operational and open to the public at full capacity prior to July 1, 2020, and located within the Monticello Downtown Network area, which includes the town square area and one block off the square in each direction.

Funds are intended to assist customer-related businesses that have seen a loss of revenue due to COVID-19.  Residential properties are not eligible for this award.

Funds are intended to assist small businesses, having 10, or fewer employees.

Funds are for reimbursement of utility bill expenses only and cannot be used for reimbursement of bills covered by other grant programs.

Once the following items are submitted to Monticello Downtown Network, business owners will be reimbursed in the amount of their awards, as total funding allows:

• Copies of utility bills(s)

• Copies of canceled check(s), money orders, or credit card statements(s) showing full payment has been made 

Submission of an application does not guarantee an award. 

Monticello Downtown Network, c/o Monticello-Drew County Chamber of Commerce, 335 East Gaines Street, Monticello, AR 71655.

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