Lawrence County releases $360K to help businesses through new COVID restrictions

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Impacted businesses could be eligible for a $3,000 emergency grant to help them get through the next few weeks

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NEW CASTLE, Pa. (WKBN) – The Lawrence County Board of Commissioners released over $350,000 in grant money to help businesses who have been forced to close as a result of Governor Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 mitigation orders that were announced Dec. 10.

The new mandates begin Saturday.

Impacted businesses could be eligible for a $3,000 emergency grant to help them get through the next few weeks.

To qualify, businesses must be locally-owned, dine-in restaurants, bars, gyms, movie theaters or bowling alleys.

To apply for the grant, business owners must present two recent utility payments, vendor invoices or rent payment records from within the last two months, a copy of an occupancy permit and Form W-9.

Bars and restaurants must also show a health certificate.

Applications will be taken Friday, Dec. 11 through Tuesday, Dec. 15.

To apply go to co.lawrence.pa.us.

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