Applications for the next two waves of funding under the COVID-19 Business Relief Program will open to Wyoming businesses and nonprofits at 10:00 am next Tuesday. The Relief Fund and Mitigation Fund make an additional $225 million available to Wyoming businesses and nonprofits that have experienced hardship related to the COVID-19 crisis. Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon signed the emergency rules for both programs on July 27th. The Relief Fund has $50-million set aside for businesses and nonprofits required to close by public health order and an additional $125-million available to cover COVID-19 related expenses and direct or indirect losses due to public health orders. Awards up to $300,000 are available, and businesses must employ 100 or fewer people. The Mitigation Fund reimburses all Wyoming businesses and nonprofits that have incurred employee and customer health and safety expenses that were a direct impact of COVID-19. The Mitigation Fund has $50-million available with awards up to $500,000. Interested businesses and non-profits should visit wyobizrelief.org after 10:00 am Tuesday to apply.