Acworth offers Small Business CARES Grant

Aug. 31 at 5 p.m. is the deadline for Acworth businesses and nonprofits to submit city applications for federal grant money if they have been afflicted by effects of COVID-19. (Courtesy of Acworth)
Aug. 31 at 5 p.m. is the deadline for Acworth businesses and nonprofits to submit city applications for federal grant money if they have been afflicted by effects of COVID-19. (Courtesy of Acworth)

City of Acworth officials are offering the Small Business CARES Grant Program to Acworth-based businesses and nonprofits that have experienced business interruption due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

The Acworth CARES Grant program is not a loan; recipients of these relief funds will not be required to repay the city of Acworth for these funds.

A total of $500,000 in grant funding is available for eligible businesses.

Qualified businesses and nonprofits may be eligible to receive a minimum of $500 in grant funds.

Funds must be used for business needs such as equipment rentals, utility payments, marketing, rehiring staff and safety supplies.

To apply for the Acworth CARES Grant, businesses must be located primarily within the Acworth city limits and must have been in continuous operation for a minimum of one year before March 13, 2020.

Eligible businesses must possess a current 2020/2021 business license, be current on the payment of all city taxes and permits and have an estimated annual gross receipts under $5 million.

To be eligible for grant funds, businesses and nonprofits must complete an application and provide documentation demonstrating a financial impact due to COVID-19.

Applications are available at https://www.acworth.org/notice_detail_T9_R154.php and must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. Aug. 31.

Submissions may be made to the Acworth City Clerk’s Office at 4415 Center St., Acworth, GA 30101 or emailed to AcworthCARESgrant@acworth.org.

All applications submitted by the deadline and that meet all of the requirements will be considered.

Funding for the Acworth CARES Grant came to Acworth from Cobb County Government through the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES” Act).

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