Businesses approved for COVID funds
County commissioners approved COVID-19 grants Monday for six county businesses from Peabody, Burns, and Pilsen:
A Little Off the Top, a Peabody hair salon, will receive $5.000. CK Pharmacies, Peabody, will receive between $3,089 to $5,000. Pizza Rehea’s in Burns will receive $5,000. Burns antique dealer Rural Route Relics and Family Shoes of Pilsen also will receive $5,000.
The money will come from a $167,000 grant the county received from the state June 1. It is to be used for businesses that struggled because of economic effects of the virus.
Marion, Peabody, and Hillsboro received $387,000 in July to distribute from the same program to help their community businesses.
The county will have a second round of grants.
Applications are available on the county website and must be submitted by Aug. 27 to be considered for the second round.