CARRBORO, N.C. -- The Town of Carrboro Economic Development Department announces the opening of the application period for the much-anticipated COVID-19 Mitigation Business Grants. The grants are provided through additional funding the Town has received from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
The grant program provides business who are located in Carrboro and have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 the opportunity to apply for up to $10,000 in mitigation assistance. The funds can be used for back rent and utilities, COVID-19 loan repayment, training for upskilling employees, capital projects to make businesses safer for customers and employees, and marketing and advertising.
The program also places a priority on business organizations employing or serving persons who are low to moderate income, women and BIPOC owned businesses, tourism sector business, certified living wage businesses, and small and locally owned businesses.
The application period will remain open through 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19. Applications and more information are available at www.TownofCarrboro.org/ED or can be obtained at Carrboro Town Hall, 301 W. Main St., Carrboro, NC 27510.