NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Some vendors at the Nashville Farmers' Market are getting help to stay open as they rebound from the pandemic.
Metro Council members agreed to allocate $500,000 from the CARES Act to help them pay rent. Council members went back and forth on the decision Tuesday night, and they ultimately decided vendors deserved and needed the relief.
Vendors can apply for the money online through Pathway Lending. The money is available to any vendor who hasn’t previously received any type of small business relief money.
One council member suggested waiving rent since the city owns the market instead of spending CARES Act money. But they ultimately decided the city itself is suffering financially too, so the CARES Act money will help Metro not lose any more.
When vendors apply for the relief there will not be a fee associated with the application.
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