The Wyoming Business Council will close applications for the COVID-19 Business Relief Program’s Relief and Mitigation funds at 5:00 pm tomorrow, six weeks after the program had launched. All eligible businesses and nonprofits who have not applied should do so as soon as possible. The Relief and Mitigation funds are two of three programs created by the Wyoming Legislature in May to distribute $325-million in federal CARES Act dollars to small businesses and nonprofits affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This closure will allow the Business Council time to finish all application reviews, begin program reporting, and make sure any leftover money is spent appropriately and according to the intent of the Legislature and Governor. The Business Council will announce details about how these funds may be used later this fall.