The Nantucket Chamber of Commerce has opened the second round of applications for its Rock Sold Fund grant program.
The fund provides financial assistance to island-based small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
There are two programs available under the Rock Solid Fund:
• General program: Grants are available to any small business that can show a need for financial support to enable the changes necessary for their business to operate safely in the 2021 season.
• Member program: Grants are available to Nantucket Chamber members in good standing, to fund an innovative approach to stabilizing or growing their business as they recover from the COVID19 pandemic.
Grants are to be used to offset the direct costs of innovating and/or adapting business operations to allow for COVID-19 safety compliance. Examples of acceptable use of grant proceeds include but are not limited to:
• Purchase or licensing of technology and consulting services to implement contactless ordering, payment processing, delivery or onsite customer service.
• Planning and implementation of ways to safely manage customer access and traffic flow to and around offices, storefronts, restaurants, gyms, spas and hotel public spaces.
• Services and equipment/ technology to transition meetings, events and tours from in-person to offsite or virtual attendance/participation.
• Unique ways to market products or services when normal channels are limited.
• Research/planning for new products/services to generate more revenue when existing offerings are less attractive to customers.
• Technology/services/ equipment to enable customers to purchase and consume products off-premises.
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