CARES Act Small Business Relief Program
The Christian County Commission recognizes the negative impact that COVID-19 has had on small businesses in our
community. We have established a grant relief program in order to assist you during these difficult times. Every
business is important to us.
Christian County has received Coronavirus Relief Funds and is making available a portion of those funds, on an
application basis, to eligible entities for necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency. The
maximum funds available is $10,000 per request. The minimum application threshold is $150. Funds may only be used
to cover costs that:
• are necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to the Coronavirus
Disease 2019 (COVID–19);
• were incurred during the period that begins on March 1, 2020, and ends on December 30, 2020.
The requirement that expenditures be incurred “due to” the public health emergency means that expenditures must be
used for actions taken to respond to the public health emergency such as the purchase of PPE, sanitizing supplies and
equipment or social distancing modifications undertaken.
The program funds will be allocated to eligible and qualified small businesses based on availability. Applications and
supporting documentation are required for review and approval. All grants will be processed on a first-come, first-
reviewed basis to qualified applicants.
To be eligible, businesses must meet the following requirements:
• Must be a for-profit, independently owned business or independently-operated franchise, or non-profit
organization geographically located within the borders of Christian County, MO and established prior to
• Must possess a current city, county, and state license or permit to operate, as applicable.
• Must employ between 1 and 19 full-time or part-time employees, including owner.
• Must provide receipts or paid invoices for expenditures necessitated by COVID-19 (i.e. purchase of
added safety items, added expenses due to COVID-19, etc.).
• Must use reimbursed funds for operational needs, such as employee safety expenses, lease/mortgage payments,
utilities, materials, supplies and services.
• Must be in compliance with local, state, and federal non-discrimination policy, and overall good standing
with city and county service providers as of February 1, 2020 (e.g., current on utility bills, no liens or
judgments, and prior year(s) property taxes, state and federal taxes).
• In order to receive assistance with lease/mortgage payments or utilities the applicant must not have taken a
Paycheck Protection Program loan or similar program under the CARES Act.
REVENUE REPLACEMENT IS NOT A PERMISSIBLE USE OF FUND PAYMENTS.