Over the past eight months the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce has provided our members with the best and most up-to-date information available related to COVID-19 and the many guidelines and programs available to help navigate through a sea of information and regulation.
Announcing the Business Interruption Grant Program
The Arkansas CARES Act Committee has established a Business Interruption Grant program to support businesses in the service & hospitality industries negatively impacted due to government COVID-19 directives. Eligible businesses include those that were closed and/or had restricted operations due directly to the Executive Order by the Governor or an Arkansas Department of Health Directive.
Apply Online Starting November 16
Examples of eligible businesses include hotels, hair salons, nail salons, restaurants, health clubs, bars, spas, large indoor and outdoor venues. Grants can be awarded for up to $250,000. Applications will be accepted online starting Monday, November 16 at 8:00 a.m. through Wednesday, November 25 at 11:59 pm. Funds will be distributed by December 31, 2020 via Direct Deposit. Learn More
NOTE: This is not first-come, first-served as applications will not be reviewed until after the application period has ended, but you should apply as soon as possible to ensure you have all the required documents.
Businesses may seek reimbursement for expenses that have NOT previously been reimbursed by Federal & State grants/loans (no double dipping). You can still apply even if you have already received an EIDL, PPP loan, or Ready for Business grant BUT... you cannot seek reimbursement for the same expenses that EIDL, PPP loan, or Ready for Business grant funds were issued for. Get more information on the Chamber's COVID-19 Resources Web Page.
Helpful Links to Free Resources
Pre-recorded by ASBTDC - Watch Now!
What You Need to Know About the Business Interruption Grant
State Chamber and ASBTDC Live Zoom Q&A
Register Now: Monday, November 16 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Navigating the Business Interruption Grant
Arkansas Ready Resources
Business Interruption Grant Rules (pdf)
Business Interruption Grant Checklist for Applicants (pdf)
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