Home Business Applications now being accepted for $20 million relief program for small businesses and non-profits  

Applications now being accepted for $20 million relief program for small businesses and non-profits  

by Nevada State News

CARSON CITY – An estimated 2,000 of Nevada’s small businesses, nonprofits and arts and culture organizations are being offered a financial lifeline through new pandemic relief funding. Applications are being accepted for the Pandemic Emergency Technical Support (PETS) grant program, which has $20 million in CARES Act funding to distribute.

Grants of up to $10,000 will be provided to recipients within two weeks of the award date. Funding can be used to pay for a variety of business expenses including operations, payroll or modifications and supplies to adhere to public health guidelines.

Businesses and organizations who meet the following criteria are eligible to receive funding under the Program:  

  • Have a physical location in State (includes home-based businesses);  
  • Been in operation prior to March 1, 2020;  
  • Have under 50 employees; and  
  • Have an annual gross revenue under $4 million. 

Priority will be given to those organizations most impacted by the pandemic, including drinking establishments, arts and culture and non-profit organizations.

Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. on Nov. 2, 2020. The program is administered by the State Treasurer’s Office, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, and the Department of Business and Industry.

More information is available online in English and Spanish: https://goed.nv.gov/pandemic-emergency-technical-support-pets-grant/
Those with questions can email ​ask@nevadatreasurer.gov or call 1-800-336-1600.  

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