The City of Warren has allocated $475,000 in Community Development Block Grant Cares Act (CDBG-CV) funding for grants to qualified microenterprises that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. CDBG-CV funds must be used to prevent, prepare for or respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. With this funding the City intends to provide short-term working capital assistance to existing microenterprises to enable the retention of jobs held by low to moderate income persons. See the City of Warren Microenterprise Assistance Program Guidelines for more details.
The City of Warren will be accepting applications online for the ‘Microenterprise Assistance Grant Program’ from September 1st-30th. Up to $10,000 of assistance is available for businesses with 5 or less employees including the owner who must be income qualified.