Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce accepting applications for small business grants

Small business grants are now available. The Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce is now accepting grant applications through May 20th at 4 p.m.

Last year, the chamber gave over $70,000 in small business grants to help local businesses survive the pandemic. This year, they’re doing the same.

Grants range from around $500 to $1,000, providing businesses with some extra cash. The money could be used for anything pertaining to helping small businesses like marketing or maintain any COVID protocols.

Applications can be completed on mscoastchamber.com. Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce CEO Adele Lyons said, “We have division grants for businesses in their community. We have a woman owned business grant. We have a veteran owned business grant and then we have recently added a minority owned business grant. That was through a grant through Mississippi Power, we have our ‘Shine A Light Minority Small Business Grant.’ We’re super excited about this being the inaugural year for that program.”

The chamber will be awarding 16 minority small business grants at $1,000 each. Businesses must also be members of the chamber to apply.

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