Demand high for Layoff Aversion Grants offered to Wyoming businesses
April 2, 2020
CHEYENNE – Wyoming businesses exceeded the grant application limit for the Layoff Aversion Grants offered by the Department of Workforce Services (DWS) and the Wyoming Workforce Development Council (WWDC) last week. The effort offered $300,000 in grants to support businesses in order to avert or shorten layoffs during the COVID-19 pandemic in Wyoming. Grant funding was announced on Friday afternoon and the number of applications exhausted available funding quickly.
"Clearly the need for these grant funds was immediate and urgent," said DWS Director Robin Sessions Cooley. “The number of...