County commissioners giving CARES Act funding to firms

ZANESVILLE – Companies in Muskingum County can now get a grant with the county’s CARES Act funding.

Keith Faber, Tim Schaffer sitting at a desk: Ohio Auditor of Zanesville Keith Faber speaks to State Senator Tim Shaffer and Zanesville Mayor Don Mason, right, during a meeting about the CARES Act on Thursday.

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Ohio Auditor of Zanesville Keith Faber speaks to Condition Senator Tim Shaffer and Zanesville Mayor Don Mason, right, throughout a conference about the CARES Act on Thursday.

But fascinated firms will have to act speedy — applications are because of Friday, Nov. 6 at 4 p.m.


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Commissioner Mollie Crooks mentioned this county is distributing a portion of its CARES Act money. The most latest spherical of funding the county obtained was $3.1 million, and the grants will arrive from that funds.

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Congress in March passed the Coronavrius Aid, Relief and Financial Security Act with robust bipartisan approval. 

The most important caveat is corporations have to use the funds for costs that have been or will be incurred owing to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Businesses also have to provide documentation for a number of sections.

How do you apply?

There are numerous strategies to submit an application.

You can come across the application from the CARES grant plan site on Muskingum County’s web-site and e-mail it to [email protected]

It is really in a fill-equipped PDF structure, so you can obtain the doc and kind in your answers on your laptop or computer, or you can print it out and fill it out by hand and scan it back again on to your personal computer.

You can can also drop off the application at the commissioners place of work positioned in the courthouse downtown.

It can be mailed there, but it has to be acquired by the afternoon of Nov. 6, so candidates should really approach forward. It ought to be dealt with to Muskingum County Commissioners to the office’s address at 401 Main St. in Zanesville. You ought to produce over the deal with “ATTN: CARES Grant.”

If you you should not have a printer, Muskingum County libraries supply printing services

Who can apply?

Any business enterprise situated in Muskingum County categorised as a sole proprietorship, partnership or LLC. Nonprofits and clubs are also qualified and are referenced as companies in the county software.

Enterprises need to current a federal taxpayer identification. They also won’t be able to owe any delinquent taxes to the government or have filed for bankruptcy in the earlier, or presently be in bankruptcy.

The business enterprise ought to have started operations as of February 2020.

What can funds be used for?

Money can be employed for expenditures that have currently been expended and have to have to be reimbursed or anticipated expenses for the foreseeable future. Receipts or paid invoices require to be attached if a small business is trying to find reimbursement. If you are setting up on creating buys, attach estimates or quotations for these expenses.

If your organization has now acquired money from Smaller Business Administration, Paycheck Safety Program or other CARES Act money, this grant can’t be used for the identical point all those monies have been applied for.

The software lists salaries and wages, hire and house loan fees, utility expenses, tools and tech, COVID-important provides or expert services, particular protecting machines or other unforeseen costs linked to the pandemic.

A lot more specific examples of which expenditures are permissible and which kinds aren’t are on the county’s CARES grant system webpage and the How to Use Funding handout linked on that page.

How much can be asked for?

Technically the highest is $10,000, but organizations need to offer documentation of its wants. That incorporates the policies for reimbursement and planned buys — so it really is both documentation displaying the funds has already been put in, or particular offers that can be used to these buys.

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