Some Aberdeen businesses are eligible for up to $6,000 in grant funding from the city.
Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. is now accepting applications for the City of Aberdeen Small Hospitality Business Grant of up to $6,000 each for eligible City of Aberdeen businesses with up to 10 employees.
The city has partnered with GGHI for this distribution.
“Greater Grays Harbor, Inc is proud to partner with the City of Aberdeen to assist their effort to provide economic relief to the hard-hit hospitality industry,” said Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. CEO, Lynnette Buffington. “The nearly over-night change in opening standards severely impacted our local hospitality industry. Economic relief for our business community remains a high need and we are grateful the City of Aberdeen is finding a way to provide such support.”
Grant money can be used to assist with a variety of expenses related to the impact from COVID-19.
A pool of $90,000 is available to hospitality industry businesses defined as lodging, food, beverage, events, tourism, and transportation.
Funding for the program is from the City of Aberdeen General Fund. Entities that have received relief funding from other sources to include the City of Aberdeen are eligible to apply.
Eligible businesses must have been under the same ownership since January 1, 2020, located in the city of Aberdeen with a current business license, and have a permanent storefront with walk-in facilities.
Non-profit organizations are not eligible for this grant.
The grant is open for applications and awards will be given on a rolling basis with priority review for applications received through February 19th.
To learn more and apply, visit the Greater Grays Harbor, Inc COVID-19 Resource page found at www.graysharbor.org or apply directly at www.surveymonkey.com/r/AberdeenRelief.