NorCo Council voted 9-9 last night to provide $4 million in grants to 396 small businesses negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Most were for $15,000. These were awarded on a first come, first served basis. As a result, some worthy businesses who applied late were left out. Executive Lamont McClure is hopeful that he might be able to open up a second round of funding with the $27.6 million in CARES money provided to the county.
Council member Kevin Lott said, "It's desperate out there," and hopes money can be on the street as soon as possible.
Blogger's Note: Originally published 8/6/2020 at 12:14 pm.