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For Immediate Release:
January 23, 2014
Media Contact:
Jamil Rivers

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Commissioner Dennis C. Moss announces Mom and Pop Small Business Grant program for 2014


MIAMI, FL - Small business is the fuel that drives the local economy. Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dennis C. Moss announced today that beginning February 4, 2014 the application process for the 2014 Mom and Pop Small Business Grant program will open to business owners in District 9. This grant provides financial assistance to further the economic viability of recipients.  “The Mom and Pop Small Business Grant program gives a boost to growing businesses,” said Moss. “I salute those entrepreneurs who have the courage to follow their dreams and become the future employers that we need in the community.”

The Mom and Pop Small Business Grant program has grown each year and is now offering up to $5,000 for businesses that qualify.  Funding can be used to purchase equipment, supplies, advertising/marketing, inventory, building liability insurance, security systems and to make minor renovations.  The Program also offers the necessary training that small business owners so desperately need to become more efficient and competitive.

The Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners began this program in 1999 to promote job creation and foster a strong working relationship with small business owners. With technical support provided by Neighbors And Neighbors Association, owners are educated about various county funded programs. This component creates a better working and business environment, promotes economic development opportunities that eventually create more jobs.

The program is being offered countywide and the needs of each district are different.   You must apply in the district where your business is located in order to receive the correct guidelines. Applications are available from February 4, 2014 through February 21, 2014. There is a mandatory information workshop scheduled for February 20th at the South Dade Government Center located at 10710 SW 211 St. Room 104, from 6-8 PM.  “I look forward to the opportunity to be of support to small and growing businesses in the district,” said Moss. “The Mom and Pop Small Business Program is a great opportunity for emerging businesses and local government to work together.”