One22 has opened its grant application for business owners and individuals impacted by the coronavirus.
The grants are open to anyone in Teton County affected by the outbreak and the economic hardship it has caused. With businesses voluntarily closing their doors, many employees are out of work and small business owners are missing out on crucial revenue.
The nonprofit's grants aim to help with monthly expenses for that population. Applicants are asked to calculate what expenses they cannot defer, including, but not limited to, mortgage and rent payments, health care needs and car and health insurance.
Those who apply should ask for the sum they believe will help with qualifying expenses they feel they cannot cover for the next month. If needed, applicants can apply again in the coming months.
“We are working in real time, with information changing every day," Executive Director Sharel Lund said in an email. "Awards will be based on need, as well as the best information we have about other resources available. We will do all we can to bring the most help to as many people as possible, with an extra eye out for the most vulnerable.”
One22 plans to reply to all applications within three business days. A representative will call applicants to ask follow-up questions, and awards will be given within a week of the application.
No deadline was given. People can apply at One22JH.org or over the phone at 739-4500. The nonprofit also has a box outside its office at 170 N. Glenwood St. where applications can be picked up or dropped off.