Mono C.U.R.E. (County Unified Recovery Effort) is a business assistance grant program designed to provide assistance to businesses in unincorporated Mono County who are experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the statewide Stay-At-Home Executive Order and the subsequent mitigations mandated for business operations. This program is designed to provide “bridge” funding for small businesses, help retain local jobs, keep storefronts tenanted, and support the local economy in light of the ongoing public health emergency.
Financial support in the amount of $200,000 for the MONO C.U.R.E. program comes from Mono County’s CARES Act funding allocation, as approved by the Board of Supervisors on Sept. 15, 2020. This program will help eligible small business owners in unincorporated Mono County impacted by COVID-19 to stay afloat during this unprecedented time.
All qualified small businesses are encouraged to apply for a one-time MONO C.U.R.E. grant. Awards will not exceed $10,000, although amounts may vary depending on number of eligible applicants. Grant funding may be utilized for most business costs including rent or mortgage, payroll, utilities, insurance, loan payments related to running the business and any other documented cost of business operations, with the exception of property taxes, (CARES Act regulations specifically preclude the use of this funding for property tax payments).