Fountain to grant $1.4 million to businesses hit by COVID-19
Last updated 6/8/2020 at 4:13pm
By Karin Hill
Fountain will receive $2.4 million of El Paso County’s share of the federal relief funds related to COVID-19, and city leaders plan to give $1.4 million of that back to local businesses in the form of micro-grants.
On May 26 the City Council voted to approve a COVID-19 Business Impact Assistance Program that could provide Fountain businesses up to $15,000, depending on certain criteria.
“Obviously we have a lot of businesses, and we want to be able to spread that out as much as we can,” City Manager Scott Trainor said.
The grants will be distributed as long as funds are...