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  • Stockbridge Announces CARES Act Grant Funding for City Businesses

    Stockbridge, Georgia- October 14, 2020- In response to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Stockbridge has received CARES Act funding to implement the Stockbridge CARES Act Grant. This is a small business grant program designed to support the needs of eligible Stockbridge businesses directly impacted by COVID-19. On behalf of the City of Stockbridge, the Henry County Chamber of Commerce will be accepting and reviewing submitted applications from businesses licensed in Stockbridge. The Stockbridge CARES Act Grant will provide grants up to $10,000 per business to eligible small businesses. 

    Grant funding can be used for working capital to support payroll expenses, rent, mortgage payments, utility expenses, or other similar expenses incurred by the businesses between March 1, 2020, and December 20, 2020. City businesses that previously received a Small Relief Grant or Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding are ineligible to apply for this grant program. Physical copies of the application will not be accepted. Additional, to receive grant funding, eligible businesses must:
    Be a for-profit business licensed in the City of Stockbridge, Georgia
    Have 20 or fewer employees
    Be in an industry that has been affected by the COVID-19 emergency
    Demonstrate the incurred income loss because of the COVID-19 emergency
    Demonstrate the need for working capital for eligible expenses (see below for eligible expenses)
    Grant funds must be used for expenditures incurred by the eligible business between March 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020, that meet the following criteria:
    Necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to COVID-19 (such as resulting from employment or business interruptions due to COVID-19);
    Used for its working capital to support payroll expenses, rent, mortgage payments, utility expenses, or costs incurred by the business that are related to reopening the eligible business.
    "COVID-19 has impacted so many businesses and the City of Stockbridge looks forward to supporting those community businesses that need the assistance," said Stockbridge City Manager Randy Knighton. "We are all in this together and we must support the business community as it serves as a critical dynamic for our historical City."
    Questions regarding the Stockbridge CARES Act Grant can be emailed to jhenning@henrycounty.com. Funds will be available and approved on a first come basis. The online link to apply for funding is listed below. 

    Stockbridge celebrates 100 years of cityhood in 2020. The City of Stockbridge continues to strive to be the most progressive business and family oriented community in Metropolitan Atlanta with a strong focus on enhanced quality of life initiatives which promote a sustainable "live, work, play" environment. The City of Stockbridge believes that people are the most valuable asset in delivering services to all citizens.   

    For more information on the City of Stockbridge, please visit the website below.   

    Shana Thornton   
    Public Information Officer   
    City of Stockbridge  
    4640 North Henry Blvd.   
    Stockbridge, GA 30281  
    Telephone: 678-833-3342  
    Email: sthornton@cityofstockbridge-ga.gov  
    Website: www.cityofstockbridge.com  

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