Update from Cumberland County

COVID-19 Update

May 29 Deadline for Small Business Grants

FAYETTEVILLE – The Department of Public Health has been notified of 15 new positive COVID-19 cases involving Cumberland County residents, bringing the county’s total case count to 584. To date, 16 residents have died from complications associated with the coronavirus.

Drive-thru Testing Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Cumberland County Department of Public Health is offering drive-thru COVID-19 test collection on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of Manna Church at 5117 Cliffdale Road.

Test collection is conducted by appointment only. Walk-ins are not accepted. Click on the Testing online self-assessment link<http://co.cumberland.nc.us/covid19/covid-19-testing-assessment-instructions> at the top of the County’s COVID-19 webpage at co.cumberland.nc.us/COVID19. Call the Health Department with questions at 910-433-3700 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. The office is closed Monday, May 25, for Memorial Day.

Small Business Grant Applications Accepted May 14-29

Cumberland County Community Development has established a Small Business Resiliency grant program to assist qualified local businesses that suffered economic hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is supported by Community Development Block Grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

The program will provide grants up to $10,000 and is targeting small for-profit businesses with 10 or fewer full-time equivalent employees. The goal is to help businesses retain employees and maintain economic stability during the crisis.

To apply, businesses must operate within the Cumberland County geographic service area, which includes the unincorporated areas of the county, as well as the towns of Eastover, Falcon, Godwin, Hope Mills, Linden, Spring Lake, Stedman and Wade.

Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on May 29. Application, submission requirements, and guidelines can be obtained via:

  *   E-mail request at [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>

  *   Small Business Resiliency Grant Program link<http://www.co.cumberland.nc.us/departments/community-development-group/community_development/small-business-resiliency-grant-program> on the Community Development website at co.cumberland.nc.us<http://www.co.cumberland.nc.us/departments/community-development-group/community_development>.

Staying Updated

Cumberland County has made it easy for you to stay updated on the latest information about COVID-19. You can visit our COVID-19 webpage<https://www.co.cumberland.nc.us/covid19>, which has a list of COVID-19-related closures and service changes<http://www.co.cumberland.nc.us/covid19closures>. The county is also sharing important information on its Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/CumberlandNC>, Twitter<https://twitter.com/CumberlandNC> and Instagram<https://www.instagram.com/cumberlandcountync/> accounts.

Sally Shutt

Assistant County Manager

Strategic Management/Governmental Affairs Cumberland County

117 Dick Street, Suite 512

Fayetteville, NC 28301


[email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>


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Published by Angie Hedgepeth

Angie Hedgepeth, Government Affairs Director for the Association, attends all the local meetings each month, as well as NAR and NCAR meetings, and keeps members abreast of the multiple issues being addressed in local, state and national government. She prepares reports on the meetings she attends and they are included in the weekly "Government Affairs Update".