Charlotte County devotes over $6.5M for businesses hit hard by pandemic

Writer: Derrick Shaw
Credit: (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Charlotte County received $32.9 million through the CARES Act this year, and a portion of that money will now be used to assist community businesses in need.

Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners confirms Thursday more than $6.5 million of federal money will become part of its Recovery Grant Program to help businesses that have been heavily impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

The 20% portion of money the county received from the federal grant will be given to qualified Charlotte County businesses by electronic application through its Recovery Grant Program.

The county plans to allocate the money in four separate phases at more than $1.6 million each time by business group.

According to the county, qualified applications for the first stage will be accepted beginning 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, on a first‐come, first serve basis while the funds last. Qualified businesses that applied but were not allocated funds for a prior business group will be welcome to apply again (electronically) in a subsequent stage while the funds last.

Visit for the application form and details about the program.

MORE: See full overview of Charlotte County Recover Grant Program

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