ReVive Recovery Grants Issued to Local BusinessesReViveThe Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro

The Town of Chapel Hill has issued 66 ReVive Recovery Grants to local entrepreneurs and small businesses. These grants are a part of Chapel Hill’s comprehensive economic recovery strategy, ReVive. The Town partnered with The Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro to administer this grant program.

In June 2021, the Town Council appropriated $200,000 in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds to create and market the program.

“This initiative is designed to help make sure our businesses and local economy return to a condition as good or better than before the pandemic,” said Director of Economic Development Dwight Bassett. “We want to see our community thriving again.”

For-profit enterprises and qualifying non-profits with employees received awards.  Comprehensive outreach and community marketing efforts produced a very diverse cohort of grantees.  Seventy percent of recipients are women-owned businesses, 44% are BIPOC- owned (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) businesses, and 16% are non-native English speakers.

Applicants applied to the following grant categories:

Applications were accepted through November 14, 2021 and reviewed by a diverse ReVive Grant Review Committee of business and community leaders.  All grants were successfully distributed in December 2021.

“The ReVeVive Recovery Grants are already making a big difference for small business and local start-ups.  Chapel Hill’s investment in small business success will pay real community dividends now and in the future,” said Aaron Nelson, President and CEO, The Chamber for a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro.

For more information on the ReVive Recovery Plan, click here.

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