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Muskegon offering grant money to support small retailers

$5,000 grants to support small retailers in the city of Muskegon, and help entrepreneurs open new shops in the city.

MUSKEGON, Mich — The City of Muskegon is offering $5,000 grants to help small retailers struggling with the effects of COVID-19.

The grants are available to help the small retailers make renovations, catch up on back rent, or make other improvements to their businesses. 

The money can also be used by entrepreneurs looking to start a new small retail business in the city.

"Muskegon is going to come back and we want to make sure that our retailers are with us when we do," said Muskegon Small Business Development Manager Dave Alexander. "We're coming back strong as ever, this town is ready to pop when we get through this pandemic and we get our businesses fully opened."

The grants require varying matching funds, and are open to small businesses anywhere in the city of Muskegon.

The funds were made possibly through the Federal CARES act.

For more information business owners can contact the city planning department at 231-724-6702 or go the city of Muskegon's website.

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