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Small businesses in Perry can apply for a grant to boost their companies

Perry Downtown Development Authority is accepting applications to boost small businesses and entrepreneurs for the fourth round of Boost grants to help pay for things like supplies, equipment or services.
Perry Downtown Development Authority is accepting applications to boost small businesses and entrepreneurs for the fourth round of Boost grants to help pay for things like supplies, equipment or services.

Perry Downtown Development Authority is accepting applications to boost small businesses and entrepreneurs in the downtown development district with funding needs.

The authority is the economic vitality arm of Perry’s Main Street Program. The authority will accept applications for the fourth round of Boost grants through 5 p.m Thursday. Grant announcements will be made in December, according to a news release.

Boost Downtown Perry is an investment group that provides grant funds to entrepreneurs and owners of small businesses in the downtown development district. The investors in the program donate $100 twice a year for two years to fund the program. The authority holds the funds until they are awarded.

Applications for the crowd-funded micro-grants are at www.goo.gl/qukKpH.

Applicants may apply for funds to purchase supplies, business equipment, marketing and advertising, eligible interior renovations, a security system or professional services. Grant funds may not be used for payment of rent, lease, mortgage, rental deposits, utility bills, late payments or fees, alcohol, tobacco, medicine, salaries or debts, the release said.

Currently, twice a year the investors review the grant requests and vote on who will receive grants and the amounts of each grant. Grants are awarded in $50 increments, with a maximum grant award of $1,000.

For more information, contact Perry Main Street coordinator Catherine Edgemon at 478-988-2758 or email her at catherine.edgemon@perry-ga.gov.

Linda S. Morris: 478-744-4223, @MidGaBiz

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