Laramie, Wy – Cities, towns, counties and tribes are now able to apply for eight point four million dollars in grants and loans. The Business Ready Community Program has been up and running for almost three weeks now and its first deadline is March fifth. But, the director of the program, Steve Achter says they've only had one application, so far, but he does expect a lot of communities to apply before the first deadline.
Achter says his estimate is they'll get requests for 15 million dollars. A panel will review the applications and determine which are deserving.
The communities will be asking for money to improve facilities and infrastructure that make them more attractive to businesses.