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WKCTC Joins Small Business Relief Fund Program
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - West Kentucky Community and Technical College is joining the effort to raise money for Paducah's Small Business Relief Fund.

The college has joined the City of Paducah and the Community Foundation of West Kentucky in the effort.

WKCTC's business administration and logistics program coordinator Allison Smith, grant writer Rayla Trigg, and Vice President of Regional Workforce Training and Economic Development Kevin O'Neill will be working as a team to review the many Small Business Relief Fund applications, ensuring that applicants meet the criteria for funding.

"Mayor Brandi Harless recently asked me if the college would be interested in partnering in the program," said O'Neill "I immediately said yes."

Under the program, small businesses that are not a franchise or franchise-affiliated, with 25 or fewer employees and a presence within the Paducah city limits have the possibility of being eligible to apply for the funds. During the first round of funding, the first 75 eligible businesses will receive grants of $2,000 each. The funds will need to be used for expenses limited to rent, mortgage, payroll, and utilities. Applications for the program will be accepted through April 10 at 4:30 p.m. You can find information on how to apply at the link below.

Anyone with questions about the application process should contact the City of Paducah's Planning Department at 270-444-8601. At a later date a second round of funding will be available that will be based upon the amount of donations the Community Foundation has received. Anyone wishing to contribute to the Small Business Relief fund should contact the Community Foundation at the link below or call 270-442-8622.


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Published 04:08 PM, Thursday Apr. 02, 2020
Updated 09:46 AM, Friday Apr. 03, 2020

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