York City announces grant program for businesses impacted by COVID-19

Logan Hullinger
York Dispatch

York City has unveiled a micro-grant program for small business impacted by COVID-19 and mitigation efforts to stop its spread.

Until May 18, the city will accept applications for the program that can supply up to $5,000 per business in moderate and low income areas, which meet other criteria, according to a Thursday news release.

Businesses must be located in the city and be owned by a city resident.  They must employee five or fewer employees and have proof of expenses. 

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Applicants also must demonstrate the financial impact the pandemic has had on the business, such as profit and loss statements in March and April, the release states.

The funding comes from the Federal Community Block Grant program.

Those wishing to apply can do so here. Any questions should be emailed to Blanda Nace, chief opportunity development officer, at bnace@yorkcity.org.

— Logan Hullinger can be reached at lhullinger@yorkdispatch.com or via Twitter at @LoganHullYD.