The city of Litchfield Park received $738,895 in CARES Act funds. The city plans to utilize some of these funds to offer business assistance grants to city businesses.
City businesses may apply to receive $10,000 in funding assistance per business. Funds are limited to $180,000 per round, or 18 businesses.
The first round of business grants will be determined by the city council in October.
Awards will be determined by financial need and business longevity projections. Applications will be accepted from Sept. 7-25.
“The city of Litchfield Park understands the impact COVID-19 has had on citizens and especially businesses. City council has directed staff to implement a COVID-19 Assistance Program,” said Bill Stephens, Litchfield Park city manager.
Applications were sent to 98 Litchfield Park businesses Aug. 26 via email.
For questions about the program, contact Paige Peterson, the city’s finance director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 623-889-6206.