Columbia County Business Continuity Fund Grants $190,000 to Local Businesses

Columbia Economic Development Corp. and the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation have announced that the grant fund that they created, in conjunction with the Hudson Business Coalition and Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, has awarded a total of 92 Columbia County-based businesses with grants ranging from $1,500 to $2,500, and totaling $190,000.

Columbia Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) and Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation (BTCF) today announced they have awarded a total of 92 grants to local businesses through the Columbia County Business Continuity Fund. This joint effort with the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce and the Hudson Business Coalition was launched March 30 to raise new resources in support of small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.

The businesses receiving grants are spread out across Columbia County and met key grantmaking criteria, including being located in city, town or village centers, open to the public and reliant on foot traffic, and having fewer than 10 full-time employees and less than $1 million in annual revenue. An independent, volunteer committee of local business leaders reviewed and rated each application based on these criteria. The committee had representation from throughout the county and from women- and minority-run businesses.

A full list of recipients is forthcoming. Read the full press release on the CEDC website