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Carbondale Business Development Corporation to award grants

CARBONDALE (WSIL) – The Carbondale Business Development Corporation is accepting grant applications for local businesses negatively affected by COVID-19.

Twenty-five grants are available, each worth $1,000. Qualified applicants will be selected randomly in a lottery process. Those businesses must be located within the City of Carbondale and conduct the majority of their sales and services within the local area.

“I know a $1,000 isn’t going to be like able to cover payroll or do anything like that,” explains Curtis Baird, President of the Carbondale Business Development Corporation. “But we just wanted people to know, and businesses especially, that we’re here to help and we want to do something to show our support.”

The Business Development Corporation is working with the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce on the grant process. Applications are due by the end of September, and funds are expected to be distributed by the second week of October.

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Carbondale Business Development Corporation to 25 grants available to local small businesses | News

CARBONDALE — President of the Carbondale Business Development Corporation Curtis Baird announced Wednesday the CBDC will make 25 $1,000 grants available to small businesses located within the City of Carbondale, Illinois.

CBDC says this money is from the CBDC development fund. 

In order to qualify for the grant, a business must: 

  • Be located within the City of Carbondale, 
  • Have less than $3 million in annual sales,
  • Sell a majority of its products or services in the local area,
  • Business must be negatively affected by COVID-19,
  • Cannot be a home-based business,
  • Must be a for-profit business,
  • Cannot be owned by CBDC board members or immediate family members. 

Business owners can apply at www.cbdcgrant.com

CBDC says applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Sept. 30. 

Qualified applicants will be placed in a lottery with a random selection process for grant recipients. CBDC says funds are expected to be distributed by Oct.

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