The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, in partnership with Vistaprint and a coalition of supporting companies, foundations, and philanthropic donors – is working to provide financial relief through the newly created Save Small Business Fund. The fund will provide $5,000 in short-term relief to employers across the United States. These one-time supplemental cash grants are for businesses that have between three and 20 employees and operate in an economically vulnerable community, including Douglas County.
Small businesses are the foundation of communities and the economy. Employing nearly half the American workforce, small businesses keep our neighborhoods running and make them feel like home. The impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic have created unprecedented financial uncertainty. These businesses need resources and relief — and they need it now.
Chamber President and CEO, Sara Ray, commented “Our small businesses play a significant role in Douglas County’s economic vitality. The Chamber is proud to continue to support and promote local businesses as they face the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic. We hope these funds will help businesses as they struggle to keep their doors open.”
The grant application will go live on Monday, April 20 at 3 p.m. To learn more about the Save Small Business Fund and to apply for a grant, visit savesmallbusiness.com.
For additional business resources during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit www.douglascountygeorgia.com/douglasstrong.