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For Immediate Release:
January 12, 2011
Media Contact:
Gerard Philippeaux


District 3 small business owners may be eligible for up to $10,000 with Vice Chairwoman Edmonson’s Mom and Pop Grant Program

Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson is encouraging small business owners in her district to apply for the 2011 Mom and Pop Small Business Grant Program. Applicants may be eligible to receive up to $10,000 to purchase equipment, supplies, advertising and marketing, inventory, building liability insurance, security systems, and to make minor renovations.

District 3 business owners can pick up an application until January 26 at the Vice Chairwoman’s district office, 5400 NW 22 Avenue, Suite 701, or on her website at Applications will be accepted from January 27 until Friday, February 4, 2011 by 5 p.m. No late applications will be accepted.

All businesses must be located in District 3 and meet the following criteria:

Applications can be typed or handwritten, and hand-delivered to the commissioner’s office. Businesses that have received funding in the past can apply, as well as elected officials and government board appointees provided they receive written approval stating no conflict of interest from the Miami-Dade County Commission on Ethics.

However, applications will be disqualified if the business is part of a national chain, relocates out of the district during the process, has a delinquent loan with Miami-Dade County, County department, or County-funded agency, a home-based business, has more than seven full-time employees (two part-time count as one full-time position), or is a non-profit agency.

A mandatory informational meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 26 for interested applicants at the Joseph Caleb Center, 5400 NW 22nd Avenue, Room 110, at 6 p.m. 

For more information on the Mom and Pop program, please contact Vice Chairwoman Edmonson’s office at 305-636-2331.