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Grants available for businesses forced to close during pandemic

Danielle Todesco
Updated: January 26, 2021 06:38 PM
Created: January 26, 2021 04:43 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Millions of dollars are available for businesses that were forced to shut down during the pandemic.

The Shuttered Venue Operations Grant program is part of the COVID-relief aide that was passed by congress in December.

"Up to $10 million can be attained through a single grant through this program for a particular venue or organization," said Cody Johnson who is with the New Mexico Tourism Department.

The tourism industry has taken a $4.3 billion loss during the pandemic, according to Johnson. 

To help offset any loss, the state is encouraging businesses to join a webinar Wednesday morning to find out if they are eligible for the grant and how to apply.

"Part of the webinar, I anticipate, will go over how the Small Business Administration defines businesses that will be eligible for this program," Johnson said.

Wednesday's webinar begins at 9 a.m. Click here to reserve a spot.


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