JACKSON, Wyo. — Teton Media Works, Inc. (TMW) announced this week a new $300,000 recovery grant fund to help businesses fund advertising efforts as they start to get back on their feet.

Grant funds will be available to locally-owned and operated businesses beginning today, May 15. The matching grants are to be used for local advertising and promotion through Teton Media Works print and digital publications including Buckrail, the Jackson Hole News & Guide, the Jackson Hole Daily, and Hole Scroll.

“Our local mom and pop-owned businesses are the heart of our valley. You are the lifeblood feeding these vital organs,” said Kevin Olson, president and publisher of Teton Media Works. “Every local business that closes on our collective watch serves only to erode what makes this valley unique.”

The grants are built on the premise that buying local is what will save the economy during these trying times. The fund, then, is a tool to expand advertising dollars to help reach Teton Media Works’ broad and diverse news audiences.

“We live here and are the stewards of our community’s character and natural resources,” Olson said. “We generate the revenue, payroll, and collect the sales taxes that make local government possible. Business sustains and unites the community.”

Businesses are invited to apply for a Teton Media Works match grant starting today. Funds are available as a dollar-for-dollar matching grant for a minimum of $500 and a maximum of $3,000 per business or organization. Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis, and are available for use through July 30, 2020.