More city businesses get virus relief grants | News, Sports, Jobs

YOUNGSTOWN — Five more businesses will get $10,000 grants and one will get $9,600 from the city to provide financial relief as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Also, a contractor will be paid for demolishing the former Anthony’s on the River building; and the city is getting three new snow plow trucks.

The city’s board of control took the actions Thursday.

It approved the grants from the city’s COVID-19 business stabilization program to help the 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.

The board approved five grants of $10,000 each May 27.

Each grant is for up to $10,000.

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