The Gladewater Economic Development Corporation Utility Support and Promotional Advertising Program recently distributed 18 checks worth $9,000 of the $25,000 in funds allocated, in the form of $500 checks. Now GEDCO is seeking applications for a second round of financial assistance.
The second round of checks is open to any small retail, restaurant and manufacturing businesses that have been economically impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic and that are located within the Gladewater city limits and employ 30 or fewer full-time employees. Funds may be used for utility bills such as gas, water/sewer, electricity, internet, and phone services and for eligible promotional services and costs.
If your business received a check in the first round of the Utility Support and Promotional Advertising Program you are not eligible for another check.
To apply for this financial assistance simply download the Application Form and return the completed form to GEDCO between Oct. 1-31.
Priority will be given to businesses that due to COVID-19 mitigation, have had to close, lay off employees, limit operations to take-out, curbside, or delivery, or that can show other direct, negative impacts which threaten the ability of the business to continue operations long-term.