North Port – The North Port Area Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Sarasota County Government to assist small business/non-profit organizations (100 FTE employees or less) to complete and submit applications to receive funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (C.A.R.E.S.) Act Grant. The Chamber will have Business Consultants operating out of the Chamber office, Monday thru Friday, from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm to assist businesses in completing and submitting the C.A.R.E.S. Act Grant online. Eligible businesses/non-profit organizations that were affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic and had a loss of income from March 1, 2020 to the date of their application submission can qualify for up to $49,999.99 from the C.A.R.E.S. Act Grant. The Business Consultants will be available at the Chamber office beginning today, October 19, 2020 thru December 30, 2020. Business Consultants are only available by scheduled appointments. Interested participants can call the Chamber office at (941) 564-3040 between 8:30 am – 5:00 pm or e-mail at to schedule an appointment. There is no cost to the business/non-profit organization to participate in this C.A.R.E.S. Act Assistance Program. Business/non-profit organizations do not have to be a member of the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce to participate in this C.A.R.E.S. Act Business Assistance Program.