The City Of Bedford To Apply For Third COVID -19 Grant

(BEDFORD) – The City of Bedford will seek a third round of COVID-19 funding.

The Bedford City Council members will vote next month to use part of the CARES -Act money to pay the $6,250 fee to write the grant for the city. This will allow more funding for local businesses that are applying for the grant.

The city did not receive the first round of funds. Taking this measure may improve the city’s score in hopes to increase the approval chances to receive the grant funding.

“The businesses the last time were very appreciative of receiving the funds and keeping their businesses open,” said Bedford Mayor Sam Craig.

During the next round of grants, the city is hoping to distribute a total of $260,000. The guidelines for the next round of grant funding has not been decided at this time.

In other business:

  • Judy Carlisle will serve as Bedford City Council president
  • Judy Carlisle and Penny May were appointed to the Bedford Redevelopment Commission
  • Conflict of interests were identified for 2021 for city employees
    • James G. Pittman – Stone City Collections
    • Derek Blackwell
    • Kevin Jones – J & J Locksmith
    • Kenneth Tumey
    • Shane Nolan – Shane Nolan Masonry LLC
    • Dustin Matlock – MATCON General Contracting