“That $7,500 is saving us right now,” said Jessica Quinhones, in reference to a recent CDBG-CV microbusiness grant awarded to Around the Corner coffee shop.
Recent Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) were made possible by the $2.2 trillion CARES Act, as were new grants for nonprofits and small businesses born of the SPARK program, which are detailed in more depth below.
Quinhones said that her $7,500 in grant funds “means a couple months more of keeping our doors open,” and until business picks up during the holiday season.
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