Bellingham Small Business Assistance Grant Application Now Available!
The Town of Bellingham is seeking to assist eligible small businesses with a one-time small business grant during this tough time.
Eligible Small Business: Bellingham Small Business is defined as a business of no more than 50 employees, who has a Business Certificate on file with the Town of Bellingham (If a certificate is not on file, please certify with the Bellingham Town Clerk prior to submission).
The purpose of this program is to provide Bellingham Small Businesses, as defined above, an opportunity to request a one-time grant award to be used to help address fixed debt, payroll, accounts payable, lost sales, and other working capital expenses that could have been recognized had COVID-19 pandemic not occurred.
The grant request shall not exceed $5,000.00 per business. A business shall apply only once.
All grants will be reviewed in the 2020 calendar year on a first-come-first-serve basis. All funding decisions will be at the sole discretion of the Select Board, with recommendation by the Economic Subcommittee. Grants will be distributed until funding is fully depleted.
An initial screening for eligibility will be conducted by the Town’s Economic Development Subcommittee. Proposals will be reviewed for sufficiency and need. The Town may ask the Applicant for clarification of technical proposal and cost aspects of proposals.