At the April 7 meeting of the Culver Town Council, council members approved the creation of a small business grant program for businesses in Culver significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Full Details on the program and application forms can be found online at https://townofculver.org/notices/town-of-culver-announces-small-business-assistance-programs/. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with the first deadline being Monday, April 13th at noon. Awards will be made on a first come, first served basis. Applications will be accepted through May 15th at 4:00 p.m. or until all funds have been awarded, whichever occurs first.
The town council also approved changes to the payment process for overdue utility accounts, allowing for up to 24 months payment term for utility fees accumulated in March, April, and May of 2020 for any customer unable to pay their utility bills. Customers must still contact town hall at 842-3140 and set up a payment plan to be eligible. No late fees will be assessed for debts incurred during this three-month period so long as a payment plan is set up by the customer.
The utility relief program will also have a debt forgiveness plan covering the same March – May period for qualifying small businesses. That application is also available online at the website listed above, and the application deadline for this program is June 1. According to Jonathan Leist, town manager, “Thank you to everyone involved in putting this program together so quickly to be able to provide some immediate assistance to the businesses in our community that are struggling during these unprecedented times. All of us involved look forward to the day when our small businesses can reopen and once again be a hub of economic and social activity here in Culver.”
For more information on either program, contact Jonathan Leist, Town Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 842-3140.