GUADALUPE, Calif .– A new grant in Guadalupe is helping small businesses and others start one.
Guadalupe received a grant of $ 250,000 for the Microenterprise Assistance Program.
It is designed for low income residents.
Los Amigos De Guadalupe will assist the city in the implementation and operation of the program.
Grants and loans will be provided to eligible applicants to start or develop a business, and business coaching will be provided to applicants.
“Our hope is that this will create enough additional businesses and businesses to really help the community grow economically,” said Tom Brandeberry, director of Los Amigos De Guadalupe. “Yes, that’s the ultimate goal.”
The program is free and amigos de guadalupe says applications are still open.
To be eligible, you must be a resident of Guadalupe and have qualifying income, and the business must have 5 or fewer people, including the owner.
Los Amigos De Guadalupe said that so far 8 residents have applied and been approved.
The goal is to have at least 20 on board.
For more information on the new program, click here.
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