September 2, 2020

615 Businesses Apply for $2,765,000 from the Forsyth County CARES Grant Program

The Forsyth County CARES Small Business Relief Grant Program closed the grant application portal as planned on August 19, 2020 at 5:00 PM. When the application portal closed, a total of 615 grant applications had been submitted totaling $2,765,000 in grant requests.

On behalf of Forsyth County Government and the City of Cumming, the Forsyth County Chamber anticipates awarding 319 grants to qualified applicants at this time. The grants receiving an award are given on a first come, first served basis, based on the time stamp the applicant completed their grant application (assuming the grant applicant met the qualifications and was eligible). Grants will continue to be awarded in the order in which they were completed by the applicant. Checks are being issued by Forsyth County now for the first group of applicants receiving an award.

The Chamber is extremely grateful to the members of the Volunteer Oversight Committee, appointed by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners, who have worked extremely hard to review all of the grant applications to ensure transparency and accuracy of the applications.

“I am very grateful to the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners for their unanimous support of this phenomenal business support program.  It is a very prominent and important display of Forsyth County Government’s support of the local business community and policy goals of making the growth of our local economy a top priority. This sends a clear and loud message that Forsyth County is a community that supports businesses and makes their success a priority. This is the very best message possible for our established businesses as well as our partners in economic development,” commented James McCoy, president and CEO of the Forsyth County Chamber.

September 2, 2020 Laura Stewart