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Perry seeks downtown small businesses to apply for grants

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It’s time for downtown Perry small businesses to apply for grants to help buy equipment and supplies.

The Perry Downtown Development Authority is accepting applications for its sixth round of Boost grants through 5 p.m. Dec. 1, according to a news release. Only existing, brick-and-mortar businesses in Perry’s downtown development district are eligible to apply.

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 salaries, debts, rent, lease, mortgage, rental deposits, utility bills, late payments or fees, alcohol, tobacco or medicine.

Applications must be submitted online at www.perry-ga.gov/economic-development/downtown-development-authority/boost-investment-group/ and must include quotes and other requested information. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Grant announcements will be made in December. Grants are awarded in $50 increments, with a maximum grant award of $1,000, the release said.

Ten grants totaling $5,600 have been awarded to downtown Perry businesses since July 2015.

Boost Downtown Perry is an investment group that provides grant funds to entrepreneurs and owners of small businesses in the district. The group, the economic vitality arm of Perry’s Main Street Program, holds the funds until they are awarded.

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

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

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