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YOUNGSTOWN — The city is giving five more businesses money to help them recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The board of control on Thursday approved three $10,000 grants as well as a $6,000 grant and a $3,600 one.

That brings the number of businesses to 15 that have benefited from the city grants.

The city’s COVID-19 business stabilization program is designed to help small businesses create and retain jobs in eligible low-income census tracts.

The fund has $220,000 in it with $200,000 from the city’s Community Development Block Grant fund by way of federal COVID-19 relief money and $20,000 from the KeyBank Business Boost and Build Program.

Businesses with three to 25 employees were eligible for operating expenses going back to March 15, 2020, for up to $10,000 each.

The board approved five $10,000 grants May 27, and five $10,000 grants and a $9,600 grant June 11.

The three $10,000 grants awarded by the board Thursday went to:

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