Hole Food Rescue pickup

Following an emergency closure of restaurants and bars across the valley, Hole Food Rescue volunteer Caitlin King makes a pick-up Wednesday at Caldera House in Teton Village. Organizations across the valley have jumped into action as the coronavirus has shut down much of the economy, with One22 announcing Friday night it has opened a financial assistance grant program for those affected by the downturn.

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.

News&Guide’s COVID-19 coverage provided free to the community
With the support of existing subscribers, web stories about this public health danger are free to all readers with a goal of supporting the maximal flow of current information that’s verified and edited for publication. In times like these, journalism is crucial to its community. The News&Guide relies on its subscribers and advertisers to underwrite its news mission. Please support our mission: subscribe today.

Contact Tom Hallberg at 732-7079 or thallberg@jhnewsandguide.com.

Tom Hallberg covers a little bit of everything, from skiing to long-form feature stories. A Teton Valley, Idaho, transplant by way of Portland and Bend, Oregon, he spends his time outside work writing fiction, splitboarding and climbing.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Please note: Online comments may also run in our print publications.
Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Please turn off your CAPS LOCK.
No personal attacks. Discuss issues & opinions rather than denigrating someone with an opposing view.
No political attacks. Refrain from using negative slang when identifying political parties.
Be truthful. Don’t knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be proactive. Use the “Report” link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with us. We’d love to hear eyewitness accounts or history behind an article.
Use your real name: Anonymous commenting is not allowed.