For many businesses, taking advantage of the payroll protection program, or PPP, was unsuccessful so an Argenta Bank is stepping up in partnership with the Federal Home Loan Bank.
The Gerber State Bank Vice President Cortney Smatanko (smuh-tank-O) indicates businesses DeWitt, Macon, and Piatt Counties are eligible but cannot have received funds from PPP in the spring. They are giving away 10-$2,000 grants.
Visit gerberstatebank.com for a link to the COVID-19 grants. Smatanko says the application is a single page and can be dropped off in-person to 110 East Elm Street in Argenta or to 102 South IL-48 in Oreana.