This application is for locally owned Amherst County small businesses ranging from 1-20 employees. All grants must be used for business rent, business mortgage, business utilities, and business insurances. All small businesses are encouraged to apply but priority will be given to those businesses mandated to close and/or have been significantly affected by the COVID -19 virus. The EDA has $25,000 to aid County small businesses. Each grant will be up to $1,000. Applications will be accepted starting on May 11, 2020, and continue until the grant funds are depleted.

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Other COVID-Related Links and Resources

County of Amherst

Extended Filing Deadlines for Key Amherst County Taxes

The Amherst County Board of Supervisors have extended the deadline for filing the following taxes

SBA COVID -19 Information

The Small Business Administration (SBA) PPP program is designed to provide cash-flow assistance through 100 percent federally guaranteed loans to employers who maintain their payroll during this emergency. If employers maintain their payroll, the loans would be forgiven, which would help workers remain employed, as well as help affected small businesses and our economy snap-back quicker after the crisis.

Small Business Development Center

If you need a business counselor to help guide you through this uncertain time, you can turn to your local SBDC Center for individual counseling and webinar series.