The COVID-19 pandemic has unraveled devastating economic and personal impacts for small business owners, their employees, and their families. Even before a crisis like this, Hispanic small business owners in Georgia already faced significant barriers and challenges that were keeping them from growing—some even surviving.
With the cancellations and postponements of many large local events, closing of stores and restaurants, our community stands to lose out on millions of dollars of potential income, directly impacting their livelihoods and family well-being. While there is federal funding that is being allocated to small businesses in the form of loans, unfortunately, there are Hispanic small business owners that we serve and have reached out to us that do not meet the eligibility requirements to obtain such loans.
In response to this crisis, the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Business Development Center, also known as the Hispanic Business Center (HBC) have created the Hispanic Small Business Relief Initiative to supply financial assistance and support to Hispanic small businesses in Georgia by providing cash grants, tools, and resources to help them during the crisis and . Your support will help businesses that may have had to temporarily close, lay off staff, and/or are struggling with paying their rent and utilities and resources needed to continue running their businesses
We are not yet distributing funds through the Hispanic Small Business Relief Initiative, but rather are looking for philanthropic support from individuals, businesses, foundations and government entities who have the resources and desire to assist. Stay tuned for information on the application process. Sign up for our newsletters for updates.
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The Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Business Development Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity. Our Tax ID Number is 03-0427706. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by U.S. law.