Seward County has developed two programs under its direct spending plan which will benefit businesses. These programs are the Agency Operations Relief Program and Response and Recovery Grant program. Information about those programs is found below.
1. COVID-19 Agency Operational Relief Grant Program - PROGRAM ENDED 10/28/2020
As part of its strategy to rebuild the local economy, the County has established the COVID-19 Agency Operational Relief Grant Program is designed to meet the needs of the County's small businesses, nonprofit organizations and governmental entities.
The Program provides grants to cover eligible COVID-19 expenditures made or planned through year-end 2020, including costs associated with operating losses, costs of "business interruptions and disruptions," and expenses related to public health actions for small businesses and private nonprofits.
In addition to supporting small businesses and nonprofits, the County will provide governmental entities, political subdivisions, and municipalities such as cities, higher education institutions, and school districts with grants to address the impact of COVID-19.
For more information, please refer to the following program documents:
2. Response and Recovery Grant Program - PROGRAM ENDED 10/22/2020
This grant program is designed to help nonprofits, governmental entities, community organizations, businesses and healthcare providers to respond to and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and propose recovery initiatives that are right-sized for targeted relief of the communities served. The County will prioritize program proposals that address Connectivity, Workforce Development and Childcare to help close these critical gaps in the community.