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Second round of Small Business Grants distributed

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The second round of Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grants from the Navasota Economic Development Corporation (NEDC) were awarded Friday, May 29.

A total of $20,250 was distributed to 23 local businesses. Businesses that received funding include: Salons/barber shops, motels/ hotels/inns, retail stores, restaurants/food services, independent contractors, and miscellaneous.

Over the course of two rounds, the NEDC received 59 applications for the grant. 100% of applicants received funds. A total of $52,750 was distributed.

During trying times in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic the city of Navasota wanted a way to help out the businesses within the community. “Since all of the economic turmoil that has occurred over the past few months, the NEDC created these grants to assist our local businesses in meeting their rent, utility and payroll obligations,” explained NEDC Vice-President Johnny McNally.

For questions or further information contact Economic Development Specialist Rayna Willenbrink, 936-825-6475.