Athens County Small Business Relief Fund awards over $250,000 in business grants

In October, the Athens County Board of Commissioners appropriated a portion of its CARES Act funding to a Small Business Relief Fund (SBRF) for the purpose of alleviating businesses of economic burdens resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic business closures. As of Dec. 18, a total of $256,092.93 has been awarded to 30 Athens County businesses for expenses that were either related to costs of interruptions due to the state mandated closures, or those that faced uncertainly of payment due to the pandemic.

The Athens County Small Business Relief Program was made possible thanks to the Athens County Commissioners, Auditor Jill Thompson’s Office, and several community partners that came together to advocate for funding.

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