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Clay County Cities Open CARES Grant Applications

August 2020

Pleasant Valley was one of the most recent Clay County communities to work with the EDC on CARES Small Business Grants for businesses in their community.

The Pleasant Valley City Council established the CARES Small Business Grant Program on Aug. 3 to be administered by the Clay County EDC. This program will issue $100,000 in grant funds to small business in Pleasant Valley. Small businesses can apply for a grant up to $5,000 to reimburse business expenses related to COVID-19.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, known as the CARES Act, was designed to help families, small businesses and employees. The EDC is in administering distribution of the funds for small businesses in Clay County and outside of Kansas City.

Below are the communities involved to date, their application window and links for more information:

Pleasant Valley August 15 – September 15 
Smithville August 19 – September 4
Gladstone September 4 - September 30

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