November 17, 2021

Minority Business Development Center hosts forum in Twin-Cities, helps business owners navigate the Back 2 Business grant

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD/WYZZ) — Wednesday evening, the Minority Business Development Center hosted an open forum, helping minority business owners in the Twin-Cities navigate the application for Illinois “Back 2 Business” grant.

The grant offers $250 million to be distributed to businesses that experienced loss during the pandemic. It also prioritizes industries most impacted by COVID-19, businesses that did not receive any relief yet, and businesses that are in disproportionately impacted areas.

The application for the grant opened Wednesday. Denise Moore, CEO of the Minority Business Development Center, and a member of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce gave a presentation to business owners on what they can expect from the application.

“If you’ve never done it, especially online, to a government agency, you really don’t know what to expect. So we’re…

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