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Lackawanna County approves Combat Inflation Business Grant Program for small businesses

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Lackawanna County Commissioners approved 100 grants to help small businesses in the area.

The Combat Inflation Business Grant Program will give five thousand dollars to businesses with less than one hundred employees and have faced pandemic related hardships.

The money comes from the American Rescue Act.

"It's money that's available and there's no sense in not giving it out over the course of inflation and the pandemic. So we're just trying to help everyone, the small places, the mom and pop's," said Commissioner Jerry Notarianni.

Notarianni said some businesses that have survived the pandemic are still hurting.

“We still feel the effects of the pandemic and a lot of it is in inflation and also in workforce. So this is kind of step 2 in trying to help our small businesses to continue to succeed," said Brenda Sacco, Director of Economic Development for Lackawanna County.

Commissioner Chris Chermak said with inflation, everything from food to utilities is up.

"Every little bit helps. So the 5 thousand dollars to theses different businesses, it's just going to help them. And hopefully this summer we get moving and get back on track," said Chermak.

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You can find the more information and the application for the grant here.

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