The Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors have adopted the emergency rules created by the Wyoming Business Council for the first of three Wyoming Business Relief programs – the Wyoming Business Interruption Stipend.
The rules now go to the attorney general and Governor Mark Gordon for final approval.
It is expected that Wyoming small business owners can begin applying sometime this week for the Business Interruption Stipend.
Business owners are encouraged to have their W-9 form handy, as it will make filling out the simple grant application even easier.
The program is for:
- For-profit businesses, including sole proprietors;
- Headquartered or primarily operating in Wyoming;
- Who employ 50 or fewer full-time employees;
- Were established on or before the enactment of any applicable public health orders;
- and can show losses caused by government-mandated public health orders.
- Businesses who have not received federal funding and businesses who were required to close will be prioritized.
Informational Webinars Begin Today
The Business Council will hold a series of Business Interruption Stipend program webinars for small business owners starting today to explain the application process and answer questions.
Click on the link to register for a webinar:
The other two relief grant programs are expected to launch in early July and will be preceded by informational webinar opportunities.
Subscribe to the Business Council’s news releases at tinyurl.com/wbcpress for updates on webinars and program launches. The Wyoming Business Relief programs were created by the Wyoming Legislature and are funded by federal CARES Act money to mitigate financial losses caused by public health orders in reaction to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
View the program FAQ for more information. Once finalized, the application and a worksheet for calculating the stipend amount as well as additional program information will be available at www.wyobizrelief.org.