West Side United Awards $400,000 in Small Business Grants

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West Side United (WSU), in collaboration with Allies for Community Business (A4CB), announced the recipients of West Side United’s 2022 Small Business Grant. Forty $10,000 grants will support local businesses that are creating job opportunities and wealth on Chicago’s West Side, while also striving to improve neighborhood health and wellness in Austin, Belmont Cragin, East Garfield Park, Humboldt Park, Lower West Side (Pilsen), Near Westside, North Lawndale, South Lawndale (Little Village), West Garfield Park and West Town. This is the fifth consecutive year that West Side United has awarded these small business grants, and its investments in small business development in these communities now totals more than $2 million. West Side United’s Small Business Grant also incorporates an accelerator model, under which grantees can access coaching and training opportunities offered by A4CB, an East Garfield Park-based nonprofit that provides the capital and connections that entrepreneurs need to grow successful businesses that create jobs and wealth in their communities. A full list of 2022 grant recipients is attached and available on our website at https://westsideunited.org/get-involved/apply-for-a-grant/2022-small-business-grant/

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