Applications open Monday for small business relief program

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Governor Steve Sisolak held a news conference Wednesday afternoon to discuss COVID-19 relief funding for small businesses.

Governor Sisolak and Nevada State Treasurer Zach Conine announced details of a $20 million business non-profit grant program. Applications will be open on Monday, Oct. 19 and businesses can apply online.

With the Pandemic Emergency Technical Support Program (PETS) all qualifying businesses will receive $10,000 to help them stay open.

Peter Guzman, President of the Latin Chamber of Commerce in Nevada said, “We understand that the small business community is the lifeline of our community,” as he introduced Gov. Sisolak to the podium.

“Throughout this pandemic, our businesses have weathered the storm with patience grace and a keen sense of creativity and ingenuity,” said Gov. Sisolak.

“The hardship specific business types have endured as a result of this pandemic and restrictions that have been put in place on their particular businesses , which is why we made sure that Nevada’s bars, taverns, breweries & vineyards are prioritized for access to grant,” said Gov. Sisolak.

“Small businesses will be backbone of our recovery,” said State Treasurer Zach Conine.

Conine says the program will be easy to apply, understand and get money as soon as possible to businesses.

Gov. Sisolak says online applications will be open on Monday Oct. 19 and businesses can apply at the website http://Goed.nv.gov.

The Pandemic Emergency Technical Support (PETS) grant program is aimed at helping Nevada’s small businesses recover.

“If you are a small business that has been hurt by this pandemic and need help with rent, inventory, payroll, or have had to purchase protective equipment or have needed to retrofit your business to keep your customers safe, I urge you and implore you to apply,” said Gov. Sisolak.

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