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Overwhelming Response to Grant Program

The County of Kaua’i saw an overwhelming response Monday to the opening of applications for the Small Business Boost Grant program. The application window opened at 9 am Monday, and within minutes reached the capacity of 600 users online. The county reported that by 11:15 Monday morning, they had 428 completed applications with a constant 600 users accessing the site. Businesses that have been impacted negatively by the pandemic can receive a $7,500 grant. The county has set aside $5-million for the grants.