Gov. Bill Lee today announced on Friday a five-day extension for eligible small businesses to certify for the Tennessee Business Relief Program (TBRP).
“We want to ensure this relief makes it to as many small businesses as possible who are hurting from the impacts of the pandemic,” Lee said.
“I encourage every eligible business to certify and take advantage of these no-cost funds.”
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According to the Department of Revenue, an estimated 15,000 businesses may still be eligible for approximately $120 million in TBRP funds.
Businesses can check eligibility at businessrelief.tn.gov.
The Tennessee Department of Revenue oversees the distribution of funds for the program.
Lee announced the initial $200 million in Tennessee Business Relief Program funds on June 2 and an additional $83.5 million on Aug.14, opening the program up to caterers, event venues, travel agencies and dozens of other businesses.
Nearly 70 types of businesses now qualify under the expanded program.
The money comes from federal coronavirus relief funds granted to the state through the CARES Act.
Cassandra Stephens contributed to this report.
Kerri Bartlett can be reached at [email protected].
This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: Deadline for Small Business Relief Program extended until Sept. 30