The Orleans Chamber of Commerce will administer grants to local small businesses as a result of the creation of the Hardship Fund with money donated by the Orleans Police Relief Association.
The donation was made to back local Orleans businesses who have historically supported the Orleans Police Relief Association’s fundraisers and events.
The Small Business Hardship Fund will award Operating Support Grants on a first come, first served basis. Grants will be awarded up to $200 per business. To be eligible the business must be located within the town of Orleans. When the fund is depleted, grants will cease.
Those interested in donating to the Hardship Grant Program can mail a check to Orleans of Commerce at P.O. Box 153, Orleans, MA 02653. Write “Hardship Grant” in the memo line. A small portion of the Hardship Fund will be used by the chamber for administering grants. Applications can be found at orleanscapecod.org/hardshipfund .