Las Vegas Announces 2nd Wave Of Small Business Grants

Applications For Grants Can Be Filled Out Starting Monday Morning

Mitch Kelly
July 20, 2020 - 5:40 am

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - The city of Las Vegas will reopen its emergency grant program to provide an additional $2 million in funding in order to help more businesses.

The second round of grant applications will open at 9 a.m. Monday, July 20, at www.lasvegasnevada.gov/ReopeningGrant. New applications will be accepted until July 31 or until sufficient applications have been received.

Last month, the city created and offered an emergency grant to help city businesses fund expenses associated with personal protective equipment (PPE), facility retrofit for health and safety measures or other expenses reasonably needed to prepare the business for reopening or expanded reopening.

This emergency grant was made possible by the city of Las Vegas through $4 million in funds received from the Coronavirus Relief Fund of the CARES Act. Each grant was approximately $4,000 and was awarded to 1,000 businesses ranging from restaurants and bars to retail and cosmetology establishments.

The second round of the program includes expanded eligibility requirements.

The city is now allowing home-based businesses to apply if they meet the employee threshold requirement (three to 25 employees). In addition, the program will cover any businesses that were open on or prior to March 11th, as evidenced by a business license.

To be eligible, the business needs to have an active city business license, three to 25 fulltime equivalent employees and be committed to upholding all of the recommendations and/or comply with any mandates for reopening from the state of Nevada and the Southern Nevada Health District.