SPRINGFIELD… State Representative Mike Marron (R-Fithian) released the following information on a Rural Business Grants program set up by LISC to provide crucial aid to business owners in rural locations across the country that have been impacted by COVID-19.
The LISC-Lowes Rural Relief Small Business Grants program has eligibility for business owners in rural communities. LISC defines a rural community as having a population of 50,000 or less. If you are interested in finding out more information or to apply, visit https://www.lisc.org/covid-19/small-business-assistance/rural-relief-small-business-grants/.
Applications will be reviewed based on criteria designed to prioritize particularly challenged businesses, and the final grantees will be randomly selected from the top scoring applicants.
LISC is accepting applications in rounds with the next deadline on December 6, 2020 at 11:59 P.M. You must submit a new application for each round in order to be considered for funding in that round. Below are the dates of upcoming rounds: December 29, 2020 – January 5, 2021 and January 26 – February 2, 2021.
Rep. Marron said, “I am very pleased to have so many great organizations looking out for our rural communities. With 2020 coming to a close after so many sacrifices especially by our rural communities, I am hoping that my constituents can take advantage of this program.”
“If you need assistance on finding resources or navigating these trying times, please don’t hesitate to reach out to my office,” Rep. Marron added.