Up & Coming Weekly

August 25, 2020

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM AUGUST 26-SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 UCW 17 The Department of Commerce is accepting applications for the Job Retention Grant Program through the agency's website for businesses and nonprofit orga- nizations in North Carolina that have experienced interruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The application deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 11:59 p.m. No applications will be accepted after that time. To qualify for a grant award up to $250,000, applicants must meet certain eligibility require- ments, which include: • The applicant cannot have participated in the federal Paycheck Protection Program, the federal Main Street Loan Program or the state Rapid Recovery Loan Program. • The applicant must have maintained at least 90% of the number of full-time employees in North Carolina at the end of June 2020 as it did at the end of February 2020. • The applicant must have had a reduction in sales (in the case of a for-profit business) or receipts (for nonprofits) of more than 10% when comparing March-May 2020 to March-May 2019 levels. The Department plans to award grants by early October. All grantees will have to comply with federal and state reporting requirements as a condition of the grant. More information about the Job Retention Grant Program, including access to the program's online application form, can be found at the Department of Commerce website at nccommer- ce.com/jrg. Job Retention Grant Program accepting applications until Sept. 1 a STAFF REPORT 1 TASHA LAYTON Into The Sea (It's Gonna Be OK) 2 ZACH WILLIAMS F/ DOLLY PARTON There Was Jesus 3 KARI JOBE & CODY CARNES & ELEVATION WORSHIP The Blessing 4 FOR KING AND COUNTRY F/ TORI KELLY, KIRK FRANKLIN Together 5 JEREMY CAMP Keep Me In The Moment 6 DANNY GOKEY Love God Love People 7 JOSH WILSON Revolutionary 8 LAUREN DAIGLE Still Rolling Stones 9 HOPE DARST Peace Be Still 10 COLTON DIXON Miracles BUSINESS Businesses and noprofit organizations can apply for state grants to help with losses from the pandemic. Shop Local Visit the many shops located in downtown Fayetteville! ALL TOGETHER NOW. We've been hard at work reporting the latest news and informing you about a pandemic that's disrupted everyone's lives. We're proud of our brand of trusted journalism. Now, as our nation looks to reopen, rebound and resurge, our advertising representatives are here to help your business. Hire us to help get your customers back and your employees ready. Nobody cares more about your success than us. No one has an engaged audience like ours. Our growth online, combined with print, is impressive as more readers turn to us for local news. Newspapers are your best investment. We care about local. NEWSPAPER POWER. Print, Digital & Social Solutions for your advertisers. Design by Metro Creative Graphics, Inc. www.upandcomingweekly.com Design by Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.

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