Little extends cash grants to self-employed

Self-employed Idahoans economically impacted by COVID-19 may be eligible to receive up to $7,500 in cash support through the Idaho Rebound cash grants for small businesses.

The Governor’s Coronavirus Financial Advisory Committee on Friday approved the eligibility expansion to the self-employed.

Idaho made $300 million available in cash support to small businesses – more than any other state.

Applications for the cash grants started coming in May 11th for businesses with one to 19 employees. To date, the state has approved or issued more than 2,600 applications for a total of some $26 million in grants.

The application cycle for self-employed individuals will start on May 27th. Applicants need to create a Taxpayer Access Point account and are encouraged to do so prior to their application phase opening.

Information about the fund distributions can be found at transparent.idaho.gov. (Office of Idaho Governor Brad Little)

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