New grant program to help Berkshire businesses cover COVID-19 expenses

The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission has created a grant program to help businesses pay for COVID-19-related expenses.

The Berkshire County COVID-19 Adaptation Fund will assist businesses and organizations with up to 25 employees. Applicants can use the funds to cover the purchase of personal protection equipment and other COVID-related supplies, along with general businesses expenses, which include rent, utilities, payroll and insurance.

The planning commission, which is working in partnership with the office of state Sen. Adam Hinds, D-Pittsfield, will begin accepting applications online on Dec. 1.

Read more on the Berkshire Eagle site HERE.