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Lincoln Mayor Hoping Local Business Owners Take Advantage of COVID Grants

A Logan County community is re-investing CURES funding from the federal government to their small business community.


Acting Lincoln Mayor Tracy Welch indicates last week they started to reinvest their CURES funding from the federal government to their small business community as grants to help them through this time.



Mayor Welch credits their City Administrator for working with other communities in central Illinois on how to make this available. He also notes the State of Illinois is allowing local communities flexibility in how this money can be utilized.



Last week the grant funding was made available to their local businesses. As of the latter part of last week, Mayor Welch says one business had already applied but he's hoping more will hear about it and inquire with the City.



Mayor Welch credits the business community for coming up with some creative initiatives to support one another. He says while the City of Lincoln is doing what they can but it is even more important their business owners work together as well. 



The Mayor also says they have had businesses take advantage of the 'Business Interruption Grants' from the State of Illinois for up to $25,000. He says that is a big boost in today's climate. 

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