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.

Relief Fund requests are quickly exhausting available funding. Applicants are not guaranteed funding at this point and may be placed on wait lists.  

The Business Council is working through a multi-layered review process of all applications in coordination with the Wyoming Secretary of State’s and Wyoming State Auditor’s offices to distribute funding. Successful applicants of the Interruption Fund, which closed on July 2, received payment within 21 business days from the start of the review process. The Business Council anticipates a similar timeline with these programs, as well.  If you have any questions, please call 1-877-257-7844. 

COVID 19 BUSINESS RELIEF PROGRAM

DASHBOARD

UPDATED AT 5 PM AUG. 14

*Note: WBC-reported numbers for funds requested may be greater than funds available, because not all funds requested will be approved.

RELIEF FUND

REQUIRED TO CLOSE 

  • 551 applicants

  • $48.3 million requested

  • $50 million - total available

  • 1,659 applicants

  • $139.6 million requested

  • $135 million - total available*

NOT REQUIRED TO CLOSE

MITIGATION FUND

  • 465 applicants

  • $23.5 million requested

  • $40 million - total available*

Gov. Gordon moved $10 million from Mitigation Fund to Relief Fund to meet high demand.​

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

Governor Gordon shifts $10 million into Relief Fund to address high demand
August 10, 2020 
Governor Gordon secures full funding for Business Relief Program to accommodate high demand
August 5, 2020 
High demand in the first hours of Relief and Mitigation Funds opening
August 4, 2020 

HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

CALL 1-877-257-7844

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