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Small Business Stimulus Application



Small Business Stimulus Plan

City of Athens

Due to the economic impact imposed by COVID-19 on the businesses in Athens, I am proposing a relief package for the businesses that did not qualify for aid on the state and federal levels.

  • Applications will be available by calling the Mayor’s office or downloading from the City of Athens website (www.athensil.com) beginning Monday, March 8th.
  • Deadline for applications is April 1st, with distribution beginning in the first week of May.
  • 3-person Committee will review applications and determine assistance.
  • Funds not to exceed $5000 will be used from the gaming fund for this stimulus.
  • Businesses can request up to $1000.
  • If a business is approved by the committee for more than $500, they will receive a $500 check in May and the remaining balance in June.

This stimulus plan will be considered a forgivable loan. If loan payments are received, funds will be returned to the gaming fund. We ask that businesses who are applying commit to remaining in Athens for a minimum of 12 months or will be subject to repayment of the loan.