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Deadline to Apply for ACC Small Business Grants

Northeast Georgia Business Alliance

There’s still time for small business owners to apply for financial assistance from a partnership between the Athens-Clarke government and the Northeast Georgia Business Alliance Foundation. Mayor Kelly Girtz says these funds are for companies with one to 10 employees. 

“September 30th is the last day to apply for the program through the Northeast Georgia Business Alliance. I encourage everybody who has a small business who needs some funds to keep it together, to apply for that program. In October, there will be a second-round through the Joint Development Authority that the unified government set up with the city of Winterville, so be looking for that, that will open up around October 10th for businesses of up to 20 employees.” 

Girtz says the process is fairly simple.

“It's a very short application, just a few pages, you only have to gather a couple of documents, you don't have to sign your life or your firstborn away, we want to make this easy.” 

The grants range from $750 to $12,000, depending on the size of the business.

“That's a month's rent, that's utility bills for a month, we know that every little bit does help.”

The money can be used for a variety of necessities, including personnel, rent, utilities, PPE, and more. The deadline is September 30th at 5 pm. Visit www.accgov.com, or negafoundation.org for more information or to apply.

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