COVID-19 BUSINESS RELIEF PROGRAM

In May 2020, the Wyoming Legislature passed a bill to distribute $325 million in federal CARES Act funding to Wyoming businesses and nonprofits that have experienced hardship related to the COVID-19 crisis. The Wyoming Business Council is distributing these dollars through the COVID-19 Business Relief Program, which consists of three funds - the Interruption Fund, the Relief Fund, and the Mitigation Fund.

Due to high demand, the Wyoming Business Council encourages all eligible entities to apply now for Relief Fund and Mitigation Fund.

To accommodate high demand for funding by businesses and nonprofits, Governor Mark Gordon quickly secured full funding for the next wave of the COVID-19 Business Relief Program. We encourage all eligible entities to apply now as we are unsure how long the money will last. If you have any questions, please call 1-877-257-7844.  If you have any questions, please call 1-877-257-7844.

COVID 19 BUSINESS RELIEF PROGRAM

DASHBOARD

UPDATED AT 5 PM AUG. 5

RELIEF FUND

REQUIRED TO CLOSE 

  • 341 applicants

  • $36.2 million requested

  • $50 million - total available

  • 1,018 applicants

  • $98.3 million requested

  • $125 million - total available

NOT REQUIRED TO CLOSE

MITIGATION FUND

  • 260 applicants

  • $15.1 million requested

  • $50 million - total available

INTERRUPTION FUND

IMMEDIATE RELIEF FOR LOSSES DURING INITIAL MONTHS OF PANDEMIC RESPONSE

For businesses that directly or indirectly lost revenue due to COVID-19 local or state government health orders 

  • Timing: Opened June 8, 2020; Closed July 2, 2020

  • Funding: Up to $50,000

  • Eligible Entities:  For-profit businesses with 50 or fewer employees

NOW CLOSED

RELIEF FUND

ONGOING PANDEMIC RESPONSE FOR COVID-RELATED LOSSES & EXPENSES

For small businesses and nonprofits that have lost revenue due to public health orders and/or have incurred COVID-19 related expenses 

  • Timing: Opened August 4, 2020

  • Funding: Up to $300,000

  • Eligible Entities: Wyoming businesses with 100 or fewer employees and some nonprofits

OPEN NOW

MITIGATION FUND

REIMBURSEMENT FOR COVID-RELATED 

HEALTH & SAFETY EXPENSES

For all businesses and nonprofits that have incurred employee and customer health and safety expenses that were a direct impact of COVID-19

  • Timing: Opened August 4, 2020

  • Funding: Up to $500,000

  • Eligible Entities: Wyoming businesses and nonprofits of all sizes

OPEN NOW

WEBINARS

Check out our past and upcoming webinars to learn more about the COVID-19 Business Relief Program and the Relief and Mitigation Funds!

REGISTER FOR UPCOMING WEBINARS:
No webinars scheduled at this time.

REGIONAL DIRECTOR CONSULTANTS

Reach out to a regional director with specific questions and for more information.

AMY QUICK

Northwest Regional Director (Big Horn, Hot Springs, Park and Washakie counties)
307.421.0140

HEATHER TUPPER

Southeast Regional Director (Albany, Carbon, Goshen and Laramie counties)
307.777.2804

ELAINA ZEMPEL

Western Regional Director (Lincoln, Sublette, Uinta and Teton counties)
307.877.2203

BRANDI HARLOW

Northeast Regional Director (Campbell, Crook, Johnson, Sheridan and Weston counties)
307.689.1320 

KIM RIGHTMER

East Central Regional Director (Converse, Natrona, Niobrara and Platte counties)
307.577.6012

MARCIO PAES-BARRETO

South Central Regional Director (Fremont and Sweetwater counties).
307.630.4679

PARTNERS

Special thanks to these partner agencies who provide valuable assistance and support to Wyoming businesses in the good times and tough times.
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RECENT NEWS AND UPDATES

High demand in the first hours of Relief and Mitigation Funds opening
August 4, 2020 
Register for Q&A webinars about business and nonprofit funds Aug. 3-4
July 31, 2020 
Governor Announces Applications for $225M in Business Relief Funding Open on August 4
July 29, 2020 
Business Council Developing Additional COVID-19 Business Relief Programs
July 16, 2020 
Business Council to consider Business Relief funding rules at special call-in
July 13, 2020
Governor Gordon secures full funding for Business Relief Program to accommodate high demand
August 5, 2020 

HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

CALL 1-877-257-7844

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