Mayor Hawkins says help is available for area businesses

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, small businesses in Escambia County (Fla.) being impacted by loss may get some financial help and Century Mayor Henry Hawkins encourages small businesses in Century and the surrounding areas to apply.

“They should apply,” said Hawkins. “We've been affected like everybody else in the county. Small businesses are closed up.”

The $150,000 grant, awarded at $2,500 per applicant or business, is intended to assist for-profit businesses located in Escambia County with their immediate cash flow needs as a result of a demonstrated economic injury due.

The opening date to app...