Per Council's direction, the $200,000 small business grant program provides qualifying individual businesses up to $5,000 each.
The Municipality of Chatham-Kent has established the Small Business Grant Recovery Program to provide a grant of up to $5,000 to immediately assist small businesses who have been adversely affected in their revenue streams by the COVID-19 pandemic. Chatham-Kent Municipal Council and Administration recognizes the intense and severe financial hardship that has crippled small businesses due to the need for Public Health restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19.
This Recovery Grant is intended to assist small business owners in their immediate needs to prepare their small business, store or restaurant in order to protect employees and staff members as they reopen for business. The grant fund pool is $200,000 with available grants for businesses of up to $5,000. Depending on the demand for this grant, amounts may be lower but equal for all successful applicants.
The application period is now closed.