Worthington/Nobles County CARES Act Grant - Round 2
Small Business Assistance Grant Program Application and FAQ
The Small Business Assistance Grant Program is designed to provide assistance to small businesses and non-profits in Worthington and Nobles County that have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This second round of funding is for businesses that did not apply the first time. The second round of funding ALSO includes home businesses and non-profits.
Applications for this second round of funding will be received through 5 p.m. October 16, 2020. Businesses will be notified of their award status and funding amount via a letter to the mailing address listed on the submitted application.
Anyone applying for the Worthington program as a home-based business or a non-profit, can apply using the Worthington application. Anyone else can use the County application.
Details about the program can be found at the FAQ button.
All eligible businesses will be awarded funds according to the following criteria:
Tier 1: Businesses that have 0 - 5 FTEs will be eligible for grants of up to $7,500
Tier 2: Businesses that have 6 - 24 FTEs will be eligible for grants of up to $11,250
Tier 3: Businesses that have 25 - 50 FTEs will be eligible for grants of up to $15,000
Tier 4: Home-based businesses (50 FTEs or less) will be eligible for grants of up to $2,500
Tier 5: Non-Profit businesses (50 FTEs or less) will be eligible for grants of up to $2,500
Once funding amounts have been determined, the program administrator will disburse funds to the grant recipients at the mailing address listed on the application form. Program audits will subsequently be performed at random to verify eligibility of businesses who have been awarded funds. Those businesses that are subsequently determined to be ineligible for the program will be required to return the entire grant funds to the grant administrator. This includes; if it is determined that the business was not, in fact, "eligible" or, if any false information was provided, or if pertinent information was omitted from the application for the grant.