The City of Marysville recently awarded nearly a quarter-million dollars in federal CARES funds to small businesses that have suffered financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A total of $247,953 was awarded to 55 local small businesses through the city’s Marysville CARES Business Rent Relief grant program unanimously approved by the City Council. Grant recipients who documented substantial loss of income directly related to COVID-19 received payment or reimbursement of up to three months of business rent, lease or mortgage payments.
“Every opportunity to help Marysville businesses stay afloat during this difficult time is critical,” Mayor Jon Nehring said.
The State of Washington distributed Federal CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act funding to cities based on their populations. The City of Marysville is currently offering a residential Community Rent Relief Grant program with applications due Aug. 13.