The city initially budgeted $150,000 to help 20 businesses weather the pandemic. However, the city received valid requests totaling more than double that amount, leaving a funding shortfall of $165,000. As a result, 22 businesses did not receive any funds.
On Tuesday, city leaders passed a resolution to fund those unfulfilled requests, pulling from the city’s general fund. Several Stone Mountain businesses said they needed financial assistance to stay in business beyond the spring.