After what was a rushed time frame in Hoquiam last week to apply for CARES Act funds, the city says that they were able to assist dozens of local businesses.
In a release from the city, they say that they were able to distribute a total of $57,200 to 26 local businesses.
The Coronavirus Assistance, Recovery and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds were facilitated through a partnership with Greater Grays Harbor, Inc.
These additional funds are intended to be used to cover costs including rent, utilities, supplies, inventory, and other operating expenses due to the pandemic.
The city also adds that businesses in Hoquiam and throughout the county that are experiencing economic hardship related to COVID-19 are encouraged to apply for the next round of Working Washington Small Business Relief Grants that opened for applications on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.
More information on this grant can be found at the Washington State Department of Commerce website: http://startup.choosewashingtonstate.com/working-washington-round-3/.