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Beyonce and the NAACP have partnered to give small business grants to Black owned businesses impacted by COVID-19, Black Enterprise reports.
The NAACP made the announcement about their partnership with the superstar’s BeyGood organization this week. The allocated grants are numbered at $10,000 and will be distributed to small businesses in Houston, Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis.
“Over the last couple of months, the pandemic and outpours for justice throughout the Black community and across the country has been felt in every imaginable area of our lives, including in how our local businesses continue to operate. The challenge of Black business owners navigating in the climate cannot be understated, as the effects of uprisings across the nation have led to many businesses being placed in dire straits due to damages and other small business needs,” the NAACP said in a press release.
The entertainment mogul has been generous in her support during the pandemic, recently launching the Black Parade Route, a directory of Black owned businesses spanning multiple sectors in an effort to encourage people to buy Black. She also donated $6 million to assist with mental health initiatives in Houston, New York, New Orleans and Detroit.
To apply for the newly established grants visit the NAACP’s website. Applications close July 18th and recipients will be selected by July 31st.
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