The launch of a new small business grant program called the HartBeat of Main Street Grant Program was recently announced.
Grants of $5,000 to $15,000 will be awarded to support brick-and-mortar small businesses in commercial districts as they enter the next phases of reopening across the country.
They will continue to be accepted until 11:59 p.m. PT Sunday, Aug. 23 or until 500 applications have been submitted, whichever is sooner.
There will be subsequent grant rounds to accept additional applications later this summer.
In partnership with The Hartford, the grant program will fund solutions that help small business owners respond and adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, and also help to revitalize and strengthen older and historic downtown commercial districts.
A minimum of 50 percent of grants will benefit diverse-owned businesses, as defined by the Small Business Administration as minority, woman, veteran, disabled, and/or LGBTQ-owned.
Learn more about small business eligibility requirements and eligible grant expenses on our website.
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