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McMaster announces two new grants to help small businesses and nonprofits

South Carolina Gov Henry McMaster announces the donation of 200,000 face masks on Oct. 8, 2020.
South Carolina Gov Henry McMaster announces the donation of 200,000 face masks on Oct. 8, 2020.(WRDW)
Published: Oct. 16, 2020 at 9:53 AM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Gov. Henry McMaster, along with agency officials and business owners, discussed two new grant programs on Friday made available through the SC CARES Act: the Minority and Small Business Relief Grant Program and the Nonprofit Relief Grant Program.

The announcement was made at 11 a.m. at Cool Care Heating and Air located at 3102 Bronx Road in Columbia.

Both programs will award grant funds to to small and minority businesses and nonprofit organizations as reimbursements for qualifying expenses (providing services or revenue loss) incurred due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Grant awards for the Minority and Small Business Grant Program will range from $2,500 to $25,000.

To qualify for a grant a business must:

  • employ 25 or fewer employees
  • be physically located in South Carolina
  • been in operation from Oct. 13, 2019 to present and
  • have experienced a business impact due to COVID-19.

For more information click here.

Grant awards for the Nonprofit Relief Grant Program will range from $2,500 to $50,000.

To qualify for a grant an organization must:

  • be designated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization by the IRS and registered as a public charity in S.C.
  • be physically located in South Carolina
  • been in operation from Oct. 13, 2019 to present and
  • have experienced a business impact due to COVID-19.

For more information click here.

The application process for both programs will begin on Oct. 19. Applications must be received non later than Nov. 1

Applicants who need assistance can call the SC CARES Call Center at (803) 670-5170, Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. They can also send an email to SCCares@admin.sc.gov.

To access the online application click here.

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