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St. Petersburg opens applications for small business fund

April 9, 2020 - Applications for St. Petersburg's new Fighting Chance Fund are available online starting today. The $6.8 million fund is designed to provide relief to small businesses and workers impacted by local Covid-19 orders. It offers $5,000 grants for independently-owned and operated small businesses — restaurants, bars, retail and service businesses physically located in St. Petersburg, at least 50 percent owned by St. Pete residents, and with 25 or fewer workers. It also offers $500 grants to St. Pete residents who were terminated, furloughed or whose salary has been reduced at least 50 percent from an eligible business. For more details and to apply, click here.

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