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The Friends of White Bluff, Inc. has announced a disaster relief grant program for White Bluff small businesses that have been adversely impacted by the coronavirus situation.

In partnership with Dickson County government and the Town of White Bluff, the program will offer grants up to $1,500 to White Bluff businesses with 25 or fewer employees that can demonstrate a loss of revenue directly attributed to coronavirus closings.

Dickson County Mayor Bob Rial has designated $15,000 to go to the program from the county’s disaster relief fund.

Grant applications are available by emailing jeff.martin@townofwhitebluff.com. Printed versions of the application can be picked up at White Bluff Town Hall and the Jennie Woodworth Library of White Bluff, located in the Bibb-White Bluff Civic Center. 

The grants must be used for payroll, utilities, rent or other recurring expenses directly related to the business. Grants may not be used for new capital expenses or payment of taxes or assessments.

Applications will be reviewed weekly. Home-based businesses are not eligible for the grants.

Businesses and individuals can contribute to the fund by contacting Jeff Martin at jeff.martin@townofwhitebluff.com.

“COVID-19 has had an adverse impact on our world and the White Bluff business community is no exception. Our local restaurants and service businesses have been hit particularly hard,” said Martin, the president of Friends of White Bluff, Inc. “Over the years, our local business community has always been supportive of the Friends of White Bluff’s mission of economic development, historic preservation, cultural enrichment and life-long learning for the White Bluff community. Now it is our turn to support them.”

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