Applying for the recovery assistance grant program "Livingston County Cares Act"
Chillicothe, MO

Livingston County, Chillicothe, MO, received 1.8 M in funding from the Federal Government through the CARES Act program.  A portion of the COVID-19 special allocation of federal funds is being funneled through the State of Missouri to Livingston County.  Livingston County together with the City of Chillicothe has launched the recovery assistant grant program, "Livingston County Cares Act".  The program will offer temporary financial release to those small, local businesses impacted by the COVID-19 public health crisis.  The goal is to support and retain small businesses significantly impacted by COVID-19 by limiting the extent of disruption and loss and re-energizing the community.  

Grants can be used for expenses incurred by a business from March 1, 2020 through May 3, 2020, for which they are applying for reimbursement.  Expenses can include but are not limited to payroll (conditional), rent, mortgage interest, utilities, inventory replacement and COVID-19 supplies.  (Documentation of the expenses is required)  The grant funds may also be used to secure additional testing for the COVID-19 virus, purchasing necessary protective equipment for employees and customer, and exterior/interior cleaning needed to keep facilities sanitized.  

Applicants must demonstrate how his/her business has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 public health crisis, as well as demonstrate the business has the financial capacity to re-open and continue to operate into the future.  Grant applications are to be submitted by June 5, 2020, to the Livingston County Clerk's Office, 700 Webster Street, Suite 3, Chillicothe, MO  64601.  
Grant applications are available online at  or   Questions regarding the "Livingston County Cares Act" grant program may be directed to:   Sherry Parks, County Clerk, 660-646-8000 Ext. 3 or Roze Frampton, City Clerk 660-646-1877.   You may also call Main Street Chillicothe for questions regarding these programs. 660-646-4071.

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