If you did not get your PPP loan approved before the funds ran out, you can apply for the GoFundMe small business Relief Fund.
What is the GoFundMe Small Business Relief all about?
The GoFundMe Small Business Relief Initiative is a grant opportunity that has provided thousands of business owners with one-time grants.
GoFundMe launched the Small Business Relief Initiative to assist small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and to inspire their communities to unite around them.
Supporters should contribute to the Small Business Relief Fund, which would give eligible companies who earn at least $500 on GoFundMe a $500 matching donation.
How to apply for GoFundMe Small Business Relief Fund
Start a GoFundMe initiative for the company to help recoup any of the expenses of the pandemic’s recovery. In your fundraising story, use the hashtag #SmallBusinessRelief. Then, on the GoFundMe website, fill out an online form. You’ll be accepted for the grant after you’ve raised $500 of your own.
On March 24, 2020, the program began. At its inception, GoFundMe has awarded $500 grants to 5,000 small business owners in the United States. So far, the fund has allocated more than $2.7 million.
Jelani Day Body Found in Illinois River, Cause of death Unknown
The male body found in the Illinois River on Sept. 4 is missing Illinois State University graduate student Jelani Day. The LaSalle County Coroner confirmed.
Forensic dental identification and DNA testing and comparison helped confirm the identity of the body. Coroner Richard Ploch added.
The cause of Jelani Day’s death is unknown, and an investigation is ongoing. Toxicology is still testing.
Jelani Day, 25, was last seen Aug. 24. at the Illinois State University campus. His family in Danville and a faculty member reported him missing after he did not show up for a class for several days.
Jelani’s last known location was at Beyond Hello in Bloomington at 9:21 a.m. Aug. 24.
His car was recovered in Peru, IL on Aug. 27 with no license plates in a wooded area south of the Illinois Valley YMCA and north of the intersection of 12th Street and Westclox Avenue.
During a press conference, Bloomington Police Department Spokesperson John Fermon said they are still working to figure out some of the details regarding Day’s death.
“We haven’t said if there’s foul play or anything like that. People are on edge. It impacts everyone,” Fermon said.