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Grants available for Council Bluffs small businesses and residents

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Grants available for Council Bluffs small businesses and residents
Grants available for Council Bluffs small businesses and residents

FOR SMALL BUSINESSESTO CONTINUE TO APPLYFOR THE MANY GRANTSTHAT ARE STILLAVAILABLE.THE FINANCIALRECOVERY FORBUSINESSES MAY BETOUGH - BUT I DUG INTOSOME OF THEASSISTANCE PROGRAMSPUT IN PLACE TO HELPWITH THATPROCESS....ON TODAY'SEDITION OF THEREBOUND - HEARTLAND.TRT 1:47 NATS FORCOUNCIL BLUFFS STOREOWNER DAVID PUTNAM -NOTHING ABOUT THEPANDEMIC HAS CALLEDFOR CELEBRATION.DAVID "APRIL, MAY ANDJUNE ARE TYPICALLY MYBIGGEST MONTHS,BUSIEST MONTHS.SINCE COVID MYBUSINESS IN THOSEMONTHS WERE JUSTABOUT NOTHING."04:06:28 HIS BUSINESS -MIDWEST TROPHY ANDAWARDS - HAS FACEDFINANCIAL HARDSHIP.NO SPORTS, NOTOURNAMENTS - MEANSNO TROPHIES ORTSHIRTS."IT'S AMAZINGLY TOUGH."14:40:53 COUNCIL BLUFFSMAYOR MATT WALSHKNOWS HOW HARD IT'SBEEN ON HIS CITY ANDHOPES BUSINESSESTAKE ADVANTAGE OFSOME OF THE FEDERALGRANT MONEY THE CITYRECEIVED.THE CITY IS USING SOMEOF THE MONEYTOWARDS HELPINGFOOD BANKS,RESIDENTS, AND OFCOURSE -- SMALLBUSINESSES.MAYOR "BUSINESSES AREELIGIBLE FOR GRANTSFROM ANYWHERE TWOTO TEN THOUSANDDOLLARS." 14:44:36 ANDTHAT MONEY CAN REALLYHELP BUSINESSES LIKEMIDWEST TROPHY ANDAWARDS - AND OTHERCOUNCIL BLUFFSBUSINESSES AS WELL.THE PANDEMIC BEINGNOT THE FIRSTHARDSHIP THEY'VEFACED RECENTLY.MAYOR "WE STARTEDTHE YEAR RECOVERINGFROM A FLOOD, SPENTTHROUGH NOVEMBERDEALING WITH THATFLOODING EVENT ONLYTO BE FACED WITH THEPANDEMIC." 14:48:36GRANT MONEY IS NOTJUST LOCAL.THE IOWA ECONOMICDEVELOPMENTAUTHORITY OR I-E-D-AHAS BEEN WORKINGCLOSELY WITHBUSINESSES SINCE THEPANDEMIC BEGAN.ZOOM "WHEN THEPROGRAM FINALLYCLOSES, AT LEAST THISPHASE OF IT, WE WILLHAVE EXPENDED $94MILLION DOLLARS FORSMALL BUSINESSGRANTS ACROSS OURSTATE." 02:06 SO THATEVEN PEOPLE LIKE DAVID- WHO HASN'T REACHEDOUT FOR FINANCIALASSISTANCE YET - STILLHAS OPTIONS AND STILLHAS HELP."THAT IS SOMETHINGTHAT IF THIS CONTINUESI'LL DEFINITELY NEED TOLOOK INTO." 04:10:40REPORTING IN COUNCILBLUFFS, RUTA ULCINAITE3NN.THE I-E-D- HAS MULTIPLEASSISTANCE PROGRAMSFOR BUSINESSESINCLUDING GRANTS ANDA NEW "SHOP IOWA"CAMPAIGN.YOU CAN FIND MOREINFORMATION ON HOWTO APPLY FOR THEGRANTS MENTIONED INTHIS STORY AND OTHERS- ON OUR WEBSITE - 3NEWS NOW DOT COM.IT'S BEEN A TOUGH YEAR




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