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Round Two of Small Business Relief Grants Now Open

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August 6, 2020

Cobb County Government has extended its partnership with SelectCobb to offer a second round of applications for the SelectCobb Small Business Relief Grants. Eligible businesses can apply to receive up to $20,000 to $40,000 to use toward personnel, rent, utilities, and acquiring PPE. The deadline for Round Two Application submissions is August 21 at 5 p.m.

NEW FOR ROUND TWO:

Businesses that have received financial assistance from the Payroll Protection Program or Small Business Administration are now eligible for a grant.

Businesses can include both W-2 and 1099 employees toward their total number of employees.
** If you have an application pending from Round 1, please do not apply again. Additional information will be emailed to you this week regarding the status of your application.

APPLY FOR A SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF GRANT 

The Small Business Relief Grant has been established to assist businesses of up to 100 employees with various operational and overhead expenses.  The program will be funded by way of a portion of the County’s disbursement of funding via the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. These funds are intended to be used by communities to deal with the impacts of COVID-19. The Cobb County Board of Commissioners has allocated $50 million to be disbursed by SelectCobb to small businesses impacted by the pandemic. The information below will assist companies in learning about the grant tiers, eligible uses of funds, eligibility criteria, the application process, the required memorandum of understanding, and details on how grant monies will be disbursed.

APPLICATIONS

Each application will be reviewed by SelectCobb staff to ensure that all eligibility requirements are met. All eligible applications will then be reviewed by an independent committee responsible for selecting grant recipients.

The deadline for Round Two Application submissions is August 21 at 5 p.m. This is not a first come, first served application. ALL applications submitted by the deadline and meet the requirements will be considered.

Frequently Asked Questions and recorded workshops on how to complete your application can be found below. Any additional questions will be answered by the SelectCobb team at [email protected] or 770-859-2364.

SUBMIT AN APPLICATION 

** If you have an application pending from Round 1, please do not apply again. Additional information will be emailed to you this week regarding the status of your application.

FREE WEBINAR SERIES

The county and the Cobb Chamber are launching a webinar series to educate small businesses on the application process and eligibility requirements for the grants. The webinar series starts on Aug. 4 and features Cobb Commission Chairman Mike Boyce and continues with each of the Cobb County Commissioners and local mayors throughout the series. Attendees will be able to ask questions during the webinar about the small business grant process. Each webinar is an hour long and free to attend.

Webinar with Cobb Commission
Chairman Mike Boyce
Tuesday, Aug. 4 | 10 a.m.

REGISTER HERE

Webinar with Commissioner Bob Ott
Wednesday, Aug. 5 | 2 p.m.

REGISTER HERE

Webinar with Commissioner Lisa Cupid
Thursday, Aug. 6 | 2 p.m.

REGISTER HERE

Webinar with Commissioner JoAnn Birrell
Wednesday, Aug. 12 | 10 a.m.

REGISTER HERE

Webinar with Commissioner Keli Gambrill
Friday, Aug. 14 | 3 p.m.

REGISTER HERE

For more information on the Small Business Relief Grants webinar series, contact Jinnie Christensen at [email protected] or 770-859-2357. For more information on the second round of SelectCobb Small Business Relief grants, contact the SelectCobb team at [email protected] or 770-859-2364.

View a full list of businesses that received Round One Grants

Press Contact Info

Ross Cavitt |Communications Director| [email protected]