Councilman goes door-to-door encouraging Wilmington small businesses to apply for $4.5M in grants

Wilmington City Councilman Clifford Barnett went door-to-door letting small businesses in the Castle Street District know about $4.5M in grants available (Photo: Sydney Bouchelle/WWAY)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The City of Wilmington and New Hanover County have partnered to give local businesses $4.5 million in grants to help them as they continue to recover from the pandemic.

The city contributed $2 million of the American Rescue Funds to the grants to help small businesses.

City Councilman Clifford Barnett took to the streets in the Castle Street District, popping into several businesses to let them know about the grants and how to apply.

“It’s very important that local businesses take advantage of this opportunity especially if they’ve been impacted by covid,” Barnett said.

Barnett says the funds will likely go back to the state if businesses don’t apply for the grants. He emphasized the applications are simple,…

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