CARES Act Community Support Grant Program
 
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Posted on Tuesday August 18, 2020
 
Update 8/18/2020: Round 1 Results available, Round 2 now open
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 18, 2020

Round 1 Results of Benton County CARES Act Community Support Grant Program

Kennewick, WA – Round 1 of the Benton County CARES Act Community Support Grant Program has now closed and grant recipients have been notified by TRIDEC, and are working through a contracting and funding process with Benton County.

Round 1 Results
Round 1 of funding closed on July 31, 2020, with 676 applications received from throughout Benton County. A total of 80 grants were awarded based on a randomized lottery, for a total grant award amount of $1,302,821. 

Approximately $2.2 million remains for applicants seeking funding from Round 2 and Round 3 grants.

All applicants who qualified for the Round 1 lottery and were not selected for funding will automatically be entered into the Round 2 lottery for funding consideration.

081820_CARES Grant Round 1 Award by Industry
081820_CARES Grant Round 1 Award by City

About the Grant Program
On July 14, 2020, Benton County Commissioners designated $3.5 million for the CARES Act Community Support Grant Program, which provides qualifying local businesses and non-profits grant assistance, with no repayment requirements. 

These local business grants are administered by the Tri-City Development Council (TRIDEC). Applications and additional information, including eligible expenses, FAQs, etc. can be found online at www.tridec.org/bccares.

Benton County businesses and non-profits of all sizes are eligible to apply for funding to cover expenses incurred on or after March 27, 2020. The final application deadline is September 25, 2020.

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Benton County Contact: 
Adam Fyall, Sustainable Development Manager
Adam.Fyall@co.benton.wa.us 

TRIDEC Contact: 
Traci Jao, Director, Business Recruitment
tjao@tridec.org




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 15, 2020

Benton County Commissioners Designate $3.5 Million for CARES Act Community Support Grant Program

Kennewick, WA – Benton County Commissioners have designated $3.5 million for the CARES Act Community Support Grant Program, which will provide local businesses grant assistance, with no repayment requirements.

These local business grants will be administered by the Tri-City Development Council (TRIDEC), and applications for grant funding will be open starting July 16, 2020 at 2:00 PM. Applications can be found online at www.tridec.org/bccares.

Benton County businesses and non-profits of all sizes are eligible to apply for funding to cover expenses incurred on or after March 27, 2020. The final application deadline is September 25, 2020.

Businesses can find information on eligibility requirements, application deadlines, eligible expenses, FAQs, required documents, and more on the attached flyer or online at www.tridec.org/bccares

Benton County and TRIDEC will be hosting a joint press conference on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 1:00 PM. Media are invited to attend via Zoom (registration is required, link provided to media), and the public and our business partners are invited to view the press conference via Facebook Live.

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TRIDEC Contact: 
Traci Jao, Director, Business Recruitment
tjao@tridec.org

Benton County Contact: 
Shyanne Palmus, Communications Coordinator   
Shyanne.Palmus@co.benton.wa.us 
 
 
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