Gov. McMaster promotes CARES Act Small Business Grant Programs in Charleston

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Governor Henry McMaster was in the Lowcountry on Wednesday to promote the CARES Act Small Business Grant Programs.

The goal is to encourage small businesses and non-profit owners to apply for the all-new Minority and Small Business Relief Grant Program and the Nonprofit Relief Grant Program, which began accepting applications on Monday.

Gov. McMaster stopped at A.W. Shuck’s Seafood Shack on King Street to promote the initiative Wednesday morning, along with several local industry leaders and lawmakers.

The programs are expected to provide financial reimbursement to small businesses and nonprofits for COVID-19 related impacts.

Qualified recipients of the Minority and Small Business Relief Grant Program will be reimbursed anywhere from $2,500 to $25,000. In order to qualify, the business must employ 25 or fewer people and be located in South Carolina. For a full list of eligibility requirements click here.

Qualified recipients of the Nonprofit Relief Grant Program will be reimbursed anywhere from $2,500 to $50,000. In order to qualify, nonprofits must be designated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization by the IRS and be registered as a public charity with the South Carolina Secretary of State. For a full list of eligibility requirements click here.

Gov. McMaster promoted the initiative in Rock Hill on Monday. He’s expected to visit Greer, Myrtle Beach later this week.

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