MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (WJPF) — The City of Murphysboro has announced a second round of M.E.R.C.E. Economic Relief grants.

A total of $15,000 will be available for businesses. Each business would receive no more than $1,000 each.

To qualify for the program, the business must have less than ten employees, including the owners, and be within the Murphysboro city limits. Home-based businesses do not qualify.

Applications can be downloaded from the city website or picked up at the Daum administrative building.