The Puyallup City Council recently authorized $250,000 of federal CARES Act funds for emergency relief grants to help small businesses and nonprofit organizations.

The City will allocate $150,000 to support small businesses that have been affected by COVID-19. Grants are restricted to certain uses including operating expenses such as rent or mortgage payments, personal protective equipment, payroll, or utility costs. More information on the process for businesses to apply for the grant funds can be found here. The deadline to apply is July 30.

The $100,000 in social services support will be allocated to local nonprofit agencies upon approved proposals. The funds can be used to help residents with rent or mortgage assistance. The City will provide more information on the process for nonprofit agencies to apply for the funds soon.