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County court awards aid to more than 50 Malheur County businesses

Malheur County will begin a financial program to help local businesses hit hard by Covid Wednesday. (The Enterprise/File).

VALE – The Malheur County Court selected more than 50 local businesses and restaurants to receive Covid relief payments Wednesday.

The checks – part of a $768,000 Covid funding package from the state – will be cut and mailed today and Thursday.

DOCUMENT: List of businesses getting grants

The money will arrive not a moment too soon for many county businesses that continue to struggle because of the Covid pandemic.

The deadline to apply for the program was Dec. 23 and the county received 86 applications seeking $1.8 million - more than . . .