By Selene Raj
The Covid-19 pandemic, in addition to disproportionately affecting Black Americans health-wise, also took a devastating toll financially—and up to 90 percent of minority and women owners were shut out of the Paycheck Protection Program, with Black-owned businesses being the least likely to receive federal aid.
For Black businesses in Tamarac and neighboring cities, they may find relief through the latest grant launched by the Broward County Black Chamber of Commerce and Fiserve, Inc. of Coral Springs.
The grants provide up to $10,000 to for-profit, Black-owned businesses in Broward—and they don’t have to be members of the Chamber, or work for Fiserv to be considered.
Fiserv provided $500,000 to go towards the grant fund, to meet the unprecedented difficulties small, local Black businesses face.
To learn more and to apply to be considered for the grant, visit this link.
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- Selene Raj is a writer and a Florida International University graduate. Born in Trinidad and raised in America, she completed her Master's in Mass Communications in 2020, and has been living in Coral Springs since 2004. She is passionate about the communities she lives and works in and loves reporting and sharing stories that are as complex and meaningful as the people who live in them.