Madison County will open an application process on Monday to grant $1.7 million to businesses and public service agencies for COVID-19 relief. On August 17th, Madison County residents impacted will be able to begin applying for federal virus relief money to be distributed through the Community Development Block Grant process.

Community Development Administrator Trudy Bodenbach tells The Big Z you can get a head start by looking at the process now.

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The CARES Act makes funding available to local governments to provide grants to small businesses and public service agencies impacted by COVID-19. Grants will be awarded on a first come, first served basis for all submissions with complete and qualifying applications. Applications will be available online at

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