Northampton using $125K in federal funds to aid small businesses

Mayor David Narkewicz said the city is allocating $125,000 in federal block grants to help keep afloat nearly two dozen small businesses impacted by COVID-19 public health restrictions. “We need to support our small businesses during this incredibly challenging time,” Narkewicz said in a statement on Tuesday. “I’m proud of our collaboration with Valley CDC to issue these emergency grants. It is only a first step, however, as the need is far greater than our limited CDBG funds could address. We are working to secure additional state and federal resources to hopefully expand the program.”

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