Las Vegas Completes Emergency Business Grant Program

The closed Evel Pie restaurant in the Fremont East Entertainment District is boarded up as a result of the statewide shutdown due to the continuing spread of the coronavirus across the United States on March 22, 2020
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By News and Talk Radio 840 AM

LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - The city of Las Vegas has completed the second round of its emergency grant program.

In total the program provided $6 million to local businesses. The emergency grant was intended to fund expenses associated with personal protective equipment, facility retrofit for health and safety measures or other expenses reasonably needed to prepare the business for reopening or expanded reopening.

Each grant was approximately $4,000 and was awarded to 1,500 businesses ranging from restaurants and bars to retail and cosmetology establishments.

“Our local business community needs our assistance right now and we are glad to help them,” said City Manager Scott Adams. “We know how much time, money and energy they have put into their business and hope this helps ease a little bit of the burden of this moment in our history.”

The emergency grant was made possible by the city of Las Vegas through $6 million in funds received by the Coronavirus Relief Fund of the CARES Act