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For Immediate Release:
July 21, 2011
Media Contact:
Veronica C. Buie
vbuie@miamidade.gov
305-245-4420

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dennis C. Moss says “Hats Off” to the Mom and Pop Small Business Grant Program


 

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dennis Moss District 9


Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dennis C. Moss is proud of the ongoing progress of Miami-Dade County's Mom and Pop Small Business Grant Program in District 9.

Leroy Jones, executive director of Neighbors and Neighbors Association (NANA), a small business resource center created to provide financial and technical assistance to qualified small businesses, recently gave an update of the county's Mom and Pop Program's history and milestones to date. Jones stated, "From the time the Mom and Pop Small Business Grant Program began in 1999 to current date 2011, $13,508,500.00 have been awarded to the various eligible small businesses throughout the 13 county commission districts in Miami-Dade County."

Commissioner Moss' District 9 became a part of the Mom and Pop Program in 2002 and has received grant funds every year since. To date, District 9 has received $1,133,500.00.

Small businesses in District 9 that have benefited from the Mom and Pop Grant Program are located in Florida City, City of Homestead, Leisure City, Naranja, Goulds, South Miami Heights, Perrine, Richmond Heights and other areas in unincorporated Miami-Dade in District 9.

Commissioner Moss stated, "It has been a team effort to help small businesses in District 9. I want to thank Leroy Jones, executive director of Neighbors and Neighbors Association (NANA), and the District 9 Mom and Pop Grant Program selection committee."