Source: News & Observer

Governor Cooper announced that the state would begin accepting applications for its job-retention program, aimed at supporting businesses and non-profits affected by the coronavirus pandemic, the News & Observer reports.

Some businesses could be eligible for up to $250,000, Cooper said

“I know that this pandemic has made things tough for many of our state’s businesses and non-profits,” Cooper said. “It’s important that we support them as they seek to do right by their employees and their customers.”

Businesses that have tapped the Paycheck Protection Program, Main Street Loan Program or the state Rapid Recovery Loan Program are ineligible. 

Read the full story from the News & Observer.