Salisbury receives $25,000 donation from Delmarva Power for COVID-19 Emergency Relief Business Microgrant Program

SALISBURY, Md. – The City of Salisbury has announced a donation of $25,000 from Delmarva Power to go towards the City’s COVID-19 Emergency Relief Microgrant Program.

We’re told this program will be available to businesses that suffered a mandated closure at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Unlike the original source of funds, the donation from Delmarva Power will be open to eligible businesses throughout the city.

Officials say the funds can be used to provide paid sick leave to employees unable to work due to the direct effect of the virus, maintaining payroll and/or retaining employees during business disruption or substantial shutdowns, meeting increased costs to obtain materials unavailable from the applicant’s original source due to interrupted supply chains, making rent or mortgage payments, repaying obligations that cannot be met due to revenue losses, and/or purchasing PPE or spending on safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Businesses can apply for up to $2,300 in funding and eligible applicants will be added to a lottery system when the application period closes.

The application period is open and will remain open until July 7th. Awards will be made on or around July 15th. For more information or to apply, click here, or contact Laura Soper at LSoper@salisbury.md.

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