Round 1 Results of Benton County CARES Act Community Support Grant Program
 
Round 1 Grant Awards by Industry - Round 1 Grant Awards by City -
Posted on Tuesday August 18, 2020
 
Round 1 now closed - grant award recipients notified.
 

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

 
 
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