Business Interruption Grant

The new Business Interruption Grant applications are now being accepted. Open to Arkansas small businesses in the service and hospitality sectors that have been negatively impacted due to government COVID-19 directives, businesses may seek reimbursement for expenses that have not previously been reimbursed by Federal & State grants/loans. Examples include hotels, hair salons, nail salons, restaurants, health clubs, bars, spas, large indoor and outdoor venues.


Grants can be awarded for up to $250,000. The Arkansas State Chamber has shared a powerpoint presentation that includes important links including an overview, grant rules, applicant checklist and frequently asked questions. Click the link below to learn more.


Please share with anyone you feel may benefit from this grant program!


This grant is through the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage & Tourism, Arkansas Department of Commerce, Arkansas Economic Development Commission and the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration.


Julie Allen

Newport Area Chamber of Commerce