The Mayors of Bend and Redmond held another virtual news conference yesterday. Mayor George Endicott says there’s COVID-19 grant money available from the state. He says 150-thousand dollars is available to small businesses and nonprofits with fewer than 25 employees. Bend Mayor Sally Russell says they’ve been working to get state COVID-19 grant funding as well. She says 185-thousand dollars is available to businesses inside the Bend city limits and another 40 thousand is available for small businesses in unincorporated areas near Bend. Businesses and nonprofits who have not received any other CARES Act funding can apply, starting today. Log onto the Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council webpage for an application.