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West Coast Chamber announces downtown relief grants for Holland area businesses

Posted at 8:51 AM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 08:54:39-04

HOLLAND — West Coast Chamber has announced relief grants to help small businesses rebound in the Holland and Zeeland area.

Organizers say there's about $150,000 available and grant requests must be #10,000 or less.

“Talent attraction and retention is a priority of the Now for the Next Fund and our vibrant downtown is essential to recruiting individuals and families who want to learn, work, start a business, and raise a family in Holland and Zeeland,” said Bret Docter, Chair of the Now for the Next Advisory Committee. “Our downtown businesses are severely impacted by the halt of the economy, and the Downtown Relief Fund is a way to offer some support to help our restaurants and retailers during this challenging time.”

They're aimed to help businesses with payroll, expenses, rent, mortgage payments and utility expenses.

The following rules apply:

Must have experienced a financial hardship and currently be in financial need as a result of COVID19 • Must have been in business at least three years

Must be a restaurant or retailer located in the Holland DDA District or Zeeland SARB area

You can visit the following for more information:, in the Chamber’s Coronavirus Business Toolkit. Direct questions to

The application deadline is 5:00 pm on Monday, May 18.