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09, 2012

Maurice R. Hernandez


Commissioner Lynda Bell announces 2012 "Mom and Pop" Grant application period for Small Businesses in District 8

Commissioner Lynda Bell is inviting all small businesses in District 8 to take advantage of the County's annual "Mom and Pop" grant program designed to support home-based and commercial businesses in her district. Home-based businesses can receive up to $2,000 and commercial-based business owners can obtain up to $4,000.
"During one of the toughest economic times on record, I am delighted that our County government is making these funds available to small business owners in support of their everyday operations, - said Commissioner Bell.  "In some cases, these grants may be the direct economic stimulation small businesses need to remain open and viable entities and even expand their services."
The application period for District 8 small businesses begins on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 and is open through Wednesday, February 1, 2012.  Applications are available at:

Commissioner Lynda Bell's District Office
14707 South Dixie Highway, Suite 101
Palmetto Bay, Florida 33176
Attn: District Director Lourdes Alard

A mandatory information/workshop meeting explaining the requirements of the program and the application process will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at the South Miami-Dade Government Center: 10710 S.W. 211th Street, Suite 203, Miami, Florida 33189

It is requested that prospective applicants be on time!