BETHLEHEM — The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce continues to aid local small businesses amid COVID-19 with its new Small Business Hardship Fund.
Announced on Thursday, April 30, the fund will award grants — up to $200 each — to businesses on a first-come, first-served basis. According to the Chamber’s website, “the fund will begin with an initial amount of $2,000, with an additional fundraising goal of $2,000 for a second round of grants for a projected total of $4,000 donated.”
The money is donated from the Bethlehem Democratic Committee and businesses have to be located in the town of Bethlehem to be eligible. Once the Small Business Hardship Fund’s money is exhausted, grants will stop being given and the Bethlehem Chamber will end this initiative.
To learn more about the fund’s details and access the grant application, visit business.bethlehemchamber.com/news/details/bethlehem-chamber-announces-small-business-hardship-fund.
The grant application must be completed electronically and emailed to e[email protected] to be considered by the chamber. The application also instructs a business owner to include a copy of their March or April 2020 phone or utility bill.