Businesses have a final opportunity to apply for help through the LeeCARES Business Relaunch grant program today through Friday. Then, the county will move to its next phase of assistance to businesses. Under the Business Relaunch program, assistance is available to Lee County businesses with up to 25 employees as of March 1 that were closed by Gov. Ron DeSantis’ safer-at-home order. The application period will close at 8 p.m. Friday. The one-time, $5,000 relaunch grants are to help offset the unintended costs of reopening or relaunching a small business, such as sanitation, signage or marketing. Applications and additional eligibility requirements will be available online at leeflcares.com
or by appointment by calling 239-533-2273.