The Bethel Small Business Assistance Program is now accepting applications for a second round of grant funding. The program was established to provide limited, one-time direct financial assistance to eligible Bethel small businesses that employ 25 or fewer employees and that have been adversely impacted by the COVID pandemic.
The Program is funded through the American Rescue Plan Act, and administered by the Town of Bethel’s Economic Development Commission.
The business must currently be in and have been in operation as of January 1, 2019. Eligible businesses may apply for grants of up to $5,000. Funding is limited and it is anticipated that requests for assistance will be greater than funding on hand. The amount will be based upon the documented need of the business and available resources. Examples of use of funds includes, but not limited to payroll, mortgage interest, rent, utilities, operation expenses, public health measure compliance, and construction of an outdoor dining area.
Applications will be accepted until February 1st.