Small businesses in Escambia County hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for grants from the county starting Friday.
Escambia County announced Wednesday that it would start accepting grants for its $7.5 million emergency financial assistance program for small businesses at 8 a.m. Friday.
Applications will be accepted through 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Businesses with fewer than 25 employees will be eligible for $7,500 grants, and business with 26 to 50 employees will be eligible for $15,000 grants.
If businesses received money from the Paycheck Protection Program, they are still eligible for the grants if they received less than $10,000.
The grants are being funding from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act.
The county said grants will be awarded on a first-qualified, first-served basis.
Applications are available online at myescambia.com/CARES. Also