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ENDURANCE FUND

ABOUT THE FUND

Ongoing pandemic response for COVID-19 related losses and expenses for Wyoming businesses and select nonprofits

  • Timing:  Opened November 2, 2020; Closed November 18, 2020, at 8 PM

  • Funding: Up to $250,000; Cannot apply more than one time per fund

  • Eligible Entities: All affected Wyoming businesses and 501(c)3, (c)6, (c)12, (c)19 nonprofits with no more than 50 percent of time spent on lobbying

  • Eligible time frame: March 13, 2020, to application date 

  • Total Funding Available: At least $24 million from unspent dollars from the Wyoming Legislature's COVID-19 Business Relief Program

    • SPECIAL NOTE: Due to high demand for the Endurance Fund, the Wyoming Business Council will prioritize the review and approval of these applications based on previously received BRP funding. Applicants are not guaranteed funding at this time and will be placed on waitlists.​

BUSINESS ELIGIBILITY 

  • Has at least one full time (30 or more hours per week) employee; Owner counts as employee 

  • Established on or before March 13, 2020 

  • Headquartered in Wyoming or more than 50 percent of the company’s primary work is located in Wyoming AND at least 60 percent of their employees employed in Wyoming or 60 percent of the business payroll paid to individuals living in Wyoming

NONPROFIT ELIGIBILITY 

  • Must be one of the following: 501(c)(3), 501(c)(6), 501(c)(12), or 501(c)(19) 

  • No minimum/maximum number of employees (part or full time); Volunteer-run organizations are eligible

  • Established on or before March 13, 2020

  • Headquartered in Wyoming or principal operations in Wyoming AND at least 60 percent of their employees employed in Wyoming or 60 percent of the business payroll paid to individuals living in Wyoming.

  • Must have no more than 50 percent of time spent on lobbying

QUALIFYING EXPENSES

Funding awarded shall be used by eligible businesses to compensate for actual losses and for the following three categories of expenses already incurred associated with the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Personal Protection Equipment: Equipment worn to minimize exposure to a variety of hazards; including, but not limited to, gloves, foot and eye protection, masks, respirators, and full bodysuits

  • Cleaning/Sanitizing Supplies: Any product used to prevent the spread of disease by killing germs on surfaces and skin.

  • Signage: Graphic designs, as symbols, emblems, or words, used especially for identification or as a means of giving direction(s) or warning(s) associated with the COVID-19 pandemic

CALCULATION WORKSHEET

Use this worksheet to help you calculate your Endurance Fund award amount.

VIDEO TUTORIALS

We've created these helpful video tutorials to help walk you through the application as well as instruct you on how to create a new business profile. Click on the links below to view the videos.