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Job Retention Grant - New


Job Retention Grant (JRG)

Businesses and nonprofits in North Carolina that have experienced interruption due to COVID-19 could qualify for up to $250,000 from a new state grant program. The Department of Commerce is now accepting applications for the Job Retention Grant through the agency's website. 

To qualify for a grant award, applicants must meet certain eligibility requirements, which include:

  • The applicant cannot have participated in the federal Paycheck Protection Program, the federal Main Street Loan Program, or the state Rapid Recovery Loan Program.
  • The applicant must have maintained 90 percent of the number of full-time employees in NC at the end of June 2020 as it did as of the end of February 2020.
  • The applicant must have had a reduction in sales (in the case of a for-profit) or receipts (for nonprofits) of more than 10 percent when comparing March-May 2020 to March-May 2019 levels.

Deadline to apply is September 1, 2020 and the Department hopes to award grants by early October. To learn more you are invited to participate in upcoming educational webinar: Monday, August 17 at 11 am. Registration is required and are being accepted by visiting this website.

For more information about the JRG and to access the application visit the Department of Commerce website at NC Commerce / JRG

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