City of Henderson Creates COVID-19 Relief Program for Small Businesses

A new COVID-19 financial relief program for small businesses in the City of Henderson has been created.

Posted: Dec 16, 2020 4:13 PM

The City of Henderson Board of Commissioners in partnership with the Henderson Economic Development and Henderson Chamber of Commerce has created a new COVID-19 relief program for small businesses.

The program, called the Small Business Continuity Grant Program, intends to distribute $300,000 to small businesses in the City of Henderson that have been (or will be) adversely affected by the ongoing pandemic, with grant funding levels in two tiers that will award either $5,000 or $10,000

The grant application process will open on Dec. 21 and will continue through March 21.

The application for the Small Business Continuity Grant Program will be available on the City of Henderson website (, the Henderson Chamber of Commerce website (, and the Henderson Economic Development website (

Grant funding will be available to brick-and-mortar, for-profit businesses that have existed for no less than one year. Eligible businesses must have 25 or fewer full-time employees and be located within the city. They must also have an active business license and be up to date on all city taxes.

An executive committee comprised of City Manager Buzzy Newman, HED Executive Director Missy Vanderpool and Chamber President Ellen Redding will administer the new financial relief program.

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