A new grant program offers assistance to micro-businesses in Roanoke at risk of shutting down or laying off employees in response to COVID-19.
The city of Roanoke has partnered with Freedom First Credit Union to deliver the relief program, backed by federal community development grant funds for community development against the coronavirus, according to a news liberation of the city.
The grants are available to small for-profit businesses in the city that will create or maintain jobs for people living in low- and middle-income households. The funds can be used to pay for salaries, utilities, rent, or costs associated with bringing the business into compliance with COVID-19 standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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