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HARTFORD ANNOUNCES $150,000 SMALL BUSINESS GRANT PROGRAM

HARTFORD ANNOUNCES $150,000 SMALL BUSINESS GRANT PROGRAM

HARTFORD, CONN (May 9, 2019) – Today, during National Small Business Week, Mayor Luke Bronin and city leaders announced a $150,000 grant program for small businesses in Hartford.  The program will distribute at least twenty grants, with a maximum amount of $7,500 per grant.  Eligible businesses must be small, Hartford-based businesses with ten or fewer employees, and priority will be given to businesses on main commercial corridors.  The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant program.  The application is available here in English and here in Spanish and the full guidelines are available here in English and here in Spanish.  Applications must be submitted by the end of the day on Friday, June 21, 2019.

“Small businesses employ our residents, serve our residents, and they strengthen and anchor our neighborhoods,” said Mayor Luke Bronin.  “These grants will help at least twenty small businesses purchase equipment, invest in technology, make repairs, improve the look and feel of their business, and more.  We encourage small businesses across our city to apply, and we’re proud to be able to partner with our small businesses to help them grow.”

“The City Council worked hard to make investments in small businesses a priority through the use of Community Development Block Grant funding,” said City Council President Glendowlyn L.H. Thames.  “I am glad that we are able to provide a much-needed boost of available capital to our small business community.  They are the main driver of our local economy.”

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