The U.S. Department of Treasury, under ARPA, allocated $362 Billion dollars for America Rescue Plan – Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds. Chatham County Board of Commissioners accepted the award of $28.1 million at the April 6, 2021 Board meeting. Acceptable uses outlined in the bill include but are not limited to:

  • Respond to or mitigate the public health emergency with respect to COVID-19 emergency or its negative economic impact;
  • Provide government services to the extent of the reduction in revenue;
  • Make necessary investments in water, sewer, or broadband infrastructure;
  • Respond to workers performing essential work during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Articles & Information

2022 Chatham County Recovery Plan Annual Report
Monday, August 01, 2022

Small Business Grant Video
Friday, May 06, 2022

Chatham County to Host Community Conversations
Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Community Survey
Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Chatham County, GA Recovery Plan Performance Report - August 2021
Monday, August 30, 2021

Chatham County will Host a Workshop on the American Rescue Plan Act
Friday, July 30, 2021

Apply for the Small Business Grant


The Small Business Grant Program offers one-time grants of up to $25,000 to Chatham County businesses that have been affected by COVID-19. For eligibility criteria, required documents and eligible expenses, please review the program flyer.


You can only apply for a grant online. Go to the Small Business Grant Application page to start the application process. If you need help accessing and navigating the online application portal, call 912-335-5314 to schedule an appointment with a case manager who will assist you with your online application.


For any questions or assistance please contact us Monday through Friday, 9AM to 5PM, at 912-335-5314 and

Small businesses within the City of Savannah are now eligible for the Chatham County Small Business Grant Program! Chatham County is offering grants worth up to $25,000 to help in the wake of the pandemic. Grants may be used for payroll and benefit costs, operating costs, rent and utilities, COVID testing and more!
For more information and to apply, visit: