AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – The Metropolis of Aurora is providing extra reduction for struggling companies and nonprofits through the COVID-19 pandemic. The applying course of for the Aurora Financial Resiliency Grant opened Thursday. It’s the third spherical of CARES Act funding the town has deployed to help native companies.
The $5 million grant program, in cooperation with Arapahoe County CARES and Adams County CARES, will present grants as much as $30,000 to eligible small and mid-sized companies to assist with payroll and hire bills.
Nonprofits are additionally eligible. Maureen Maycheco, with the Colorado Nonprofit Affiliation, says many are struggling regardless of monetary help through the pandemic.
“There are positively nonprofits that aren’t going to make it into 2021. Similar to native breweries and eating places,” mentioned Maycheco. “There are many levers that might be pulled earlier than a nonprofit closes and quite a lot of them negatively influence the neighborhood or individuals who work there. Issues like workers layoffs and price range cuts. Issues that you simply consider with custom for-profit workforces and constructions are all the time going to be the primary resort.”
Maycheco says many in-person companies, like youngsters’s artwork packages, and fundraising occasions have been much less profitable or inconceivable to hold out on-line. It’s been a success to organizations and the individuals they profit.
“Galas and large scale occasions, from what we’re listening to, and never translating effectively within the digital world however some are doing it very effectively,” mentioned Maycheco. “There was quite a lot of reflection on the way you translate packages and companies which might be so vital and bridging gaps locally into digital packages. In case you can.”
To be eligible for the grant, nonprofits should both have an Aurora enterprise license, or be registered with the state as a nonprofit and both be positioned in Aurora or be capable of display that over 50% of the shoppers they serve are Aurora residents.
To obtain payroll help, companies must display a year-over-year lack of income throughout COVID-19. For hire help, companies might want to present they’re behind on funds. Eligible companies will need to have beneath 200 workers and have an Aurora enterprise license in good standing.
This system is open to each new candidates and those who beforehand certified for funds via the sooner Aurora Financial Aid or Aurora Financial Restoration packages. Prior candidates will obtain an e-mail with a hyperlink to finish a brief curiosity kind in the event that they need to be thought of for this program.
The applying course of for brand spanking new candidates closes at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12.
Extra data is on the market at www.AuroraGov.org/AER.