Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon announced that applications for the next two waves of funding under the COVID-19 Business Relief Program will open to Wyoming businesses and nonprofits early next week. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.
The Relief Fund and Mitigation Fund make an additional $225 million available to Wyoming businesses and nonprofits that have experienced hardship related to the COVID-19 crisis. Governor Gordon said that this much needed funding is a lifeline to businesses and nonprofits that have been hurt by the pandemic, and is vital to the efforts of supporting Wyoming’s economy and our communities.
According to the Governor’s office, the Relief Fund has $50 million set aside for businesses and nonprofits required to close by public health order and an additional $125 million available to cover COVID-19 related expenses and direct or indirect losses due to public health orders. Awards up to $300,000 are available and businesses must employ 100 or fewer people. The Mitigation Fund reimburses all Wyoming businesses and nonprofits that have incurred employee and customer health and safety expenses that were a direct impact of COVID-19. The Mitigation Fund has $50 million available with awards up to $500,000. Applications for both funds open for businesses and nonprofits this upcoming Tuesday at 10 am online at https://www.wyobizrelief.org/