County expands close-contact grant program to all beauty professionals

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 29, 2020 12:55 PM CT | Published: September 29, 2020 12:12 PM CT
<strong>Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announced that the &ldquo;Our Beautiful Comeback&rdquo; grant program for close-contact businesses is expanding to all beauty professionals</strong>. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announced that the “Our Beautiful Comeback” grant program for close-contact businesses is expanding to all beauty professionals. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announced Tuesday that the “Our Beautiful Comeback” grant program for close-contact businesses is expanding to all beauty professionals.


County offering COVID grants for close-contact personal service shops


All licensed cosmetologists, barbers and stylists are eligible to apply for $500 awards to offset loss of revenue and cope with the expense of heightened safety measures these businesses must have in place to reopen. 

Business owners are still eligible for $2,000 under the original program.

Harris said that the county has distributed $600,000; about $400,000 is still left.

In the “Share The Tab” restaurant program, Harris said 30 restaurants have been notified they will receive $10,000 grants. The total program funding is about $500,000.

Both programs are funded by CARES Act funds allocated to Shelby County.

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Shelby County Health Department Our Beautiful Comeback
Jane Roberts

Jane Roberts

Longtime journalist Jane Roberts is a Minnesotan by birth and a Memphian by choice. She's lived and reported in the city more than two decades. She covers healthcare and higher education for The Daily Memphian.


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