Due to an overwhelming response to this microgrant opportunity, applications are closed as of July 22, 2020.
As COVID-19 related restrictions continue to negatively affect our area businesses, McKees Rocks Community Development Corporation (MRCDC) is pleased to announce its COVID-19: Sto-Rox Small Business Support Microgrant Program.
Created in conjunction with the Hillman Family Foundation, the grant program provides McKees Rocks and Stowe Township merchants, operators and small business owners with an opportunity to apply for $2,500 in funds.
The microgrants can supply flexibility in business plans for the coming months, as awarded funds are used to navigate the continuous changes being caused by the pandemic.
Since shutdowns and restrictions began in March, MRCDC has worked closely with a variety of local businesses: from sole-proprietorships up to our community’s largest employers. Through our relationship with the Small Business Administration and others, we have been able to help many of these businesses secure critical resources. We also heard chief complaints from others who feel they are unable to take on additional debt or are overwhelmed by the amount of documentation required to sign up for programming that may or may not be approved for. This is where our microgrant opportunity comes into play.
We know this microgrant program will not fix the larger needs many businesses face, we are hopeful it can provide critical gap funding to pay the rent, utilities, and other recurring expenses to keep these businesses afloat.
The grant application session will open at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, July 15 and can be found at mckeesrocks.com/microgrant. There are a limited number of grants available and will be awarded to qualifying applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.
Learn more: mckeesrocks.com/microgrant