$6.1M of Providence’s small-business grant program still unspent despite drawing more applicants

THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE has received just less than 500 applications for a COVID-19 small business grant program that began in October, with more than 100 applications submitted in the final 2.5 weeks before the July 1 deadline. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM
PROVIDENCE - More than 100 more small businesses sought funding in the final two weeks of the city’s small-business grant program - equal to one-third of the total applications received over the last nine months.   The flood of eleventh-hour applicants to the Providence COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program comes after Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and…

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