Governor Tate Reeves recently announced the launch of the Back to Business Mississippi Grant Program website to help small businesses receive financial support quickly to recover from the devastating economic impacts of COVID-19.
Since establishing the Back to Business Mississippi Grant Program, Governor Reeves has been working with the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) to administer the grants to small businesses as quickly as possible.
“We are working to quickly get out funds from the CARES Act to small businesses. We are launching a website today: backtobusinessms.org, which outlines eligibility requirements and paperwork to compile to get access to this grant program,” said Governor Tate Reeves at the press briefing. “The team at MDA is reviewing the competitive bids to administer these funds—those were due today—and should have all the details out by the evening. Then they can put out the application as soon as next week if all goes according to plans.”
To jump-start the process of businesses preparing their applications, backtobusinessms.org was launched to outline eligibility requirements and necessary paperwork to compile until the applications go live. Features of the website include email signup to receive notifications when applications are open and a FAQ section as well.
Businesses in Mississippi with 50 or fewer employees will be able to apply to the grant program for help recovering from the pandemic, including operating expenses and salaries.