Since September, Elbert County has awarded $104,400 in grant funding to local businesses and nonprofit organizations affected by COVID-19. This is the third round of grant money distributed by the County since the pandemic started.
The purpose of the latest grant was to assist with payroll, capital, equipment and operating costs incurred due to economic disruption because of the pandemic. Grant funds under this program do not need to be repaid unless intentional inaccurate information is provided and proven.
Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars were used to give a one-time payment of up to $10,000 per business/organization. To date, 22 local businesses and nonprofits have received grant funding in this latest distribution cycle. Elbert County is pleased to offer these grants to such deserving companies and nonprofits who have worked hard to keep their doors open, employees paid, and much-needed services available to the community.
Several critical local nonprofits, including the Elbert County Coalition for Outreach (ECCO), Elbert Town Committee, Elbert Woman’s Club, Food Bank of Kiowa and the Elizabeth Food Bank, received grant dollars. The financial boost from ARPA funds distributed by the County means that these organizations can focus on supporting the community and helping those in need.