The Orange County Board of Commissioners has approved a second round of emergency funding for small businesses in Orange County that have suffered financially from COVID-19.
The Board approved $410,000 in grants that will be made available in grants of up to $5,000. The application for the second round of emergency funds is live and will close on Wednesday, June 17 at 11:59 p.m.
County Commissioner Penny Rich said that there are multiple conditions for qualification. However, Rich said the Board is trying to be more lenient in the second round to ensure specific business owners are helped and receive the money in the next few weeks.
Director of Orange County Economic Development Steve Brantley said that the first round of fund recipients have received their aid in the past week.
Some ineligible businesses include nonprofits, businesses that haven't been open for a year and companies involved in real estate, multi-level marketing, adult entertainment or firearms.