Micro-grants available to small businesses in the Weaverville area

Press release from Weaverville Business Association:

The Weaverville Business Association (WBA) is thrilled to announce the Weaverville Business Association Micro-Grant program. This program is made possible thanks to the Duke Energy Foundation’s Hometown Revitalization grant program. This is the second year Duke Energy has provided targeted grants in support of downtown areas throughout the state. More information about the Duke Hometown Revitalization grant program is available here.

Grants from the WBA will range from $500-$2500, to total $22,500 in grant support. To be eligible to apply; businesses must be for-profit businesses with less than 50 employees (or similarly sized nonprofits that operate a storefront business) and headquartered in the zip codes: 28787, 28709, and 28701. The Application will open October 15th, 2022. Deadline to apply is November 15th. Grantees will be announced in early January 2023.

All interested businesses are invited to join the WBA on Tuesday, September 27th at 5:30pm in the Community Room at Weaverville Town Hall for an overview of the Grant Program with a Question and Answer period. Email VisitWeaverville@gmail.com to rsvp and request more information.

“The Weaverville Business Association is proud to administer the Duke Energy Foundation’s Hometown Revitalization Program for the benefit of small businesses in the Weaverville area. These grants will allow small businesses to expand their business and to better adapt to the new post-pandemic economic landscape. We are proud that our town has been selected for this generous grant program.” Bill Boughton, Board President

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