Town provides grant program for businesses

In December of 2020 Councilman Bill Danielson proposed the idea of assisting small businesses with monetary relief who had suffered adversely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, the Irmo Future Growth Corporation has been fully implemented and is providing grants to those businesses that have applied.

Danielson, who is also the Chairman of the Corporation, announced that they have already provided more than $100,000 to local businesses that have suffered due to the economic climate. He also explained that applications, once received, are reviewed by their governing board grant committee and decisions are reached quickly. The entire process has been streamlined to better provide immediate relief to those businesses that have struggled during the pandemic.

All local Irmo businesses are welcome to apply but must be able to document hardships and losses from March 2020 to the present, and must have been an Irmo business since January 2020. The applications are easy to fill out and can be found online at and going to the Irmo Future Growth Corporation link; or by coming to the Town Hall at 7300 Woodrow Street, Irmo, SC 29063 during normal business hours.

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Town of Irmo will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities based on disability in its services, programs, or activities. If you need an accommodation to attend the meeting, please contact the Town Hall for assistance at (803) 781-7050, M-F between the hours of 8:30 – 5:00 (closed for most federal holidays)

Kevin Perkins of Classics Barber Shop receives a check from the Irmo Future Growth Corporation presented by Councilman Bill Danielson. “This will help us out a lot,” said Perkins. “It’s super fantastic.”