Marshfield, WI (OnFocus) The City of Marshfield received 69 applications from small businesses for its COVID-19 Emergency Grant Program.
The City pledged up to $100,000 from the economic development fund for the program, which was developed to assist businesses with expenses during the coronavirus pandemic. The maximum grant was $2,000 for businesses who met requirements.
Applications were reviewed by the Development Services Department along with representatives, from MACCI, Main Street, and the Economic Development Board.
A total of 52 businesses will receive grants, said Josh Miller, Development Services Director.
To have been eligible for the program, a small business must have 15 or fewer full-time employees, have a physical location within city limits, and be closed or unable to operate a main aspect of its business such as dine-in, among other requirements. Nonprofits were not eligible.
The funds can be used for expenses such as rent, utilities, e-commerce and website development.