The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce is honored to receive a $20,000 grant provided by the OCCU Foundation to help restore, rebuild, and return hope to businesses impacted by the Holiday Farm Fire.
Due to the lengthy processes and competition for other funding, the Chamber is welcoming applications for micro-grants to provide the gap funding necessary to meet the immediate needs of businesses affected by the Holiday Farm Fire. Requests ranging from $500-$1,500 can be made for general operation costs, small business repairs, or other business-related expenses. Applications will be reviewed by a Steering Committee. Requests exceeding $1,500 are welcomed, but will require further deliberation and will only be approved if these funds can be shown to serve a wider range of the community beyond that of the applicant's own benefit.
August 30th: Grant Application Opens
October 11th: Grant Application Submission Deadline
November 1st: Grant Awards Determined
November 29th: Grant Funds Allocated