Missoula County to award COVID-19 small business job retention grants

Missoula County will distribute up to $625,000 in grant funding to help local businesses impacted by the pandemic retain jobs for low- and moderate-income employees through the COVID-19 Small Business Job Retention Fund.

Qualifying businesses will be able to submit applications this week, and grant funding will be awarded and distributed in January. The application portal for the grants will open at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10, and complete application packages will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.