Small Businesses Shut Down by Fertilizer Plant Fire May Apply for Grant, Greater Winston-Salem Announces | Local News


Small businesses affected by the Winston Weaver Co. fertilizer plant fire are eligible for grants of up to $5,000, Greater Winston-Salem Inc. announced Tuesday.

Businesses are eligible if they have up to 25 full-time employees and are located within one mile of the destroyed plant at 4440 N. Cherry St.

The grant is intended to help businesses that had to close or suspend operations for three or more days due to the factory fire that began on January 31.

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust is providing $220,000 for grants which will be awarded on an ongoing basis as available.

Businesses with one to four employees can receive up to $1,500, while those with five to nine employees can earn up to $3,000 and those with 10 to 25 employees can receive up to $5,000. $.

“With the Weaver Fire Grants Program, our community is supporting small businesses that have had to shut down operations to protect the safety of their employees and allow our brave first responders to focus on bringing the fire under control,” said Mark Owens, president and CEO of Greater Winston-Salem, said in a statement.

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