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Posted on: September 22, 2022

MWBE, SDVOB and DBE Business Grant Application Now Open

Attention Westchester County registered MWBEs, SDVOBs & DBEs impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic:

Apply today for a Business FIRST Grant

The Westchester County Office of Economic Development has launched a $5 Million round of Business FIRST Grant funding to support Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs), Certified Service-Disabled Veteran-owned Businesses (SDVOBs) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications will be accepted online starting September 19 and the application period will remain open for about four weeks.

This round of funding will provide qualifying MWBEs, SDVOBs, and DBEs with grants of up to $45,000. Grants will be provided on a reimbursable basis only and recipients must provide receipts to Community Capital before any funds will be disbursed. Those organizations needing help in completing their applications can email our partner Charlene Nixon, President and CEO of the Westchester Multicultural Chamber, to receive assistance at: businessfirst@wmccnys.org.

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