Governor Announces Layoff Aversion Grants for Wyoming Businesses | Big Horn Basin Media

Governor Announces Layoff Aversion Grants for Wyoming Businesses

Written by on March 31, 2020

More business support is now available from the state.

Governor Gordon has announced $300 thousand dollars in layoff aversion grants, jointly offered by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services and the Wyoming Workforce Development Council. The grants are eligible to all Wyoming businesses in good standing with Unemployment Insurance and Worker’s Compensation. Businesses can apply for up to $5,000 to support layoff aversion, keep their businesses open, and their employees working. You can even use them to shorten the duration employees are laid off.

Under the current provisions, Layoff Aversion grant funding may be used on a reimbursement basis as a result of the emergency declaration of March 13, 2020 for:

  • Costs associated with frequent deep cleaning/sanitization services to help prevent potential exposure to COVID-19 when companies have to remain open
  • Purchase of software or computer applications so employees can work from home/remotely in order to support social distancing and limit potential exposure and spread of COVID-19
  • Funding to purchase necessary equipment needed to make social distancing possible
  • Related costs to add additional shifts so companies can continue to operate
  • Purchase of laptops and related expenses so employees can telework

Governor Gordon has enormous faith in the strength and resilience of Wyoming’s business community, but that doesn’t mean a boost to support our businesses is out of the question.

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