US Chamber Of Commerce Foundation To Offer Grants

In a press release from the United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation, it was announced that they, in partnership with Vistaprint and a coalition of supporting companies, foundations, and philanthropic donors, are working to provide financial relief for small businesses negatively affected by COVID-19.

The Save Small Business Fund is a grantmaking initiative providing $5,000 in short-term relief to employers across the United States. These one-time supplemental cash grants are for businesses that have between three and 20 employees, operate in an economically vulnerable community, and have been harmed financially by the COVID-19 pandemic

A recent poll conducted by the Chamber found that more than half of small businesses have closed at least temporarily or will close in the next two weeks. One in four are two months or less away from permanently closing.

Funds from the Save The Small Business Fund were intended help as many businesses as possible meet their most pressing needs — from rent, making payroll, or for overall business operations. Grants will be distributed on a weekly, rolling basis until all funds have been allocated.
The release noted that applications could be submitted beginning at 3:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time. To learn more about the Save Small Business Fund and to apply for a grant, visit

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Scott Smith

Scott Smith is the General Manager for Allegheny Mountain Radio and Station Coordinator and News Reporter for WVLS. Scott’s family has deep roots in Highland County. While he did not grow up here, he spent as much time as possible on the family farm, and eventually moved to Highland to continue the tradition, which he still pursues with his cousin. Unfortunately, farming doesn’t pay all the bills, so he has previously taken other jobs to support his farming hobby, including pressman/writer for The Recorder, and Ag Projects Coordinator for The Highland Center. He lives in Hightown with wife Michelle and son Ethan. In his spare time, he wishes he had more spare time, especially to ride his prized Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

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