Commissioners announce who gets CARES Act funding in Pike

Milford. The deadline is Aug. 28 for Pike County businesses, nonprofit organizations, and municipalities to apply for funding.

29 Jul 2020 | 03:50

The Pike County Board of Commissioners has established the Covid-19 Assistance Fund to assist businesses, municipalities, and nonprofit organizations located in the County. The Assistance Fund will use the $5,040,047 in CARES Act funding that the county received.

Based on community input received to date, the commissioners anticipate distributing the available funds as follows:

Businesses – Sole Proprietors and Businesses with $1 million or more in revenue but less than 100 employees: $500,000

Businesses – Hospitality and Tourism: $1,379,247

County and municipal Covid-19 Expenses – $1,250,000

Nonprofit organizations exempt under section 501(c)(3) and 501(c) – $500,000

Emergency services – $600,000

Mental health and drug and alcohol services – $60,000

Broadband – $200,000

PPE reimbursements – $350,000

Administration – $100,800

These uses are subject to change as new guidelines are released by the state and federal governments.

Applications are available at PikeForward.com. Applications are due Aug.28.

Businesses in Pike County with less than $1 million in revenue must apply for the Pike County Small Business Forgivable Loan Program, which is funded through the Community Development Block Grant, in order to be eligible for this funding.

Interested applicants can contact Robert Ruiz from Pike County Human Services at 570-296-3434 or rruiz@pikepa.org or Sara Hailstone from Hailstone Economic at 570-687-6112 or shailstone@hailstoneeconomic.com.