Facebook has awarded $150,000 in Covid-19 Relief Fund grants to small businesses throughout the community. The grants, ranging from $,000 to $5,000, can be used for expenses that include leases, mortgages, payroll, utilities, supplies, maintenance and repairs and unforeseen expenses such as new health and safety requirements. The New Albany Chamber served as the fiscal agent for grant selection and will disburse the funds.
“New Albany is home to our data center, but more importantly to our employees and their families, so we are happy to partner with the New Albany Chamber of Commerce to assist local businesses during this difficult time,” said Amber Tillman, Community Development Regional Manager at Facebook. “Small businesses are the heart of our local economy and it is our hope that some financial relief from the impact of COVID-19 will be helpful.”
The grants ranged from $1,000 – $5,000 and were chosen by Grant Review Committee members Ian Kalinosky, KDC/One, Chair; Andy Cooke, Cooke Demers; Cherie Nelson, New Albany Chamber of Commerce; Terry Ziegler, Blacksmith Applications; and Erik Zuika, Abercrombie & Fitch. For the full list of recipients, click here.