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Black-founded Rochester business receives $100,000 Google grant (access required)

Google for Startups has awarded Rochester-based Sign-Speak a non-dilutive $100,000 grant as part of its second Black Founders Fund awards. As part of the program, Sign-Speak Founder Yamillet Payano will receive technical and business mentorship from Google employees, $120,000 in ...

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State expands eligibility for pandemic recovery grants (access required)

The state of New York has expanded eligibility for the $800 million COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program in order to help more small businesses apply for funding. Beginning this week, businesses with revenues up to $2.5 million can ...

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Fairport to offer grants for business facade improvements (access required)

The village of Fairport Local Development Corp. has expanded its reimbursement program to help Fairport village businesses impacted by the pandemic make necessary capital improvements. FLDC has distributed $80,000 in grants through its Local Investments for Fairport’s Transformation (LIFT). Some ...

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RPO receives $100,000 grant to perform for dementia patients (access required)

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra has received a $100,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support free arts programming for individuals with dementia and their caregivers. The grant was awarded through the foundation’s Public Affairs initiative and will support a ...

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ESL Federal Credit Union to offer homebuyer grants for Black, Latino residents (access required)

ESL Federal Credit Union will awards grants for Black and Latino first-time homebuyers, the organization said on Friday. The grant is a 10-to-1 dollar-for-dollar match, up to $10,500 toward down payment and closing costs. Homeownership rates among Black and Latino ...

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Local nonprofits receive FuzeHub grants (access required)

FuzeHub, a nonprofit organization that provides small to medium-sized manufacturers with guided access to a network of industry experts, programs and resources to solve business growth challenges, has awarded 14 collaborative projects through the Jeff Lawrence Innovation Fund, including three ...

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Sydor Technologies receives $200,000 grant (access required)

Sydor Technologies has been awarded a $200,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to deliver a detailed design and produce a low voltage pulse generator. The Rochester-based company is a global provider of advanced x-ray ...

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State Council on the Arts awards $40M in grants (access required)

The New York State Council on the Arts will distribute $40 million in grants to 1,225 arts and cultural organizations statewide, supporting nearly 150 artists across 10 regions. “During an unprecedented and most challenging year for our sector, New York ...

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Statewide Manufacturing Extension Partnerships launch $1 million grant programs (access required)

Four centers within the New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) network have launched competitive grant programs that will help manufacturers solve challenges created by COVID-19. Rochester area MEP NextCorps is working closely with the Manufacturing & Technology Enterprise Center (MTEC) ...

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Mary Cariola receives grant for language barrier program (access required)

The Mary Cariola Center will receive a nearly $82,000 grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation for its project “Eliminating Language Barriers.” The grant will bridge the communication gap between non-English speaking or deaf parents and children. “As the United ...

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HUD renews local homeless assistance program grants (access required)

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $2.5 billion to renew support to thousands of homeless assistance programs nationwide, including more than $13 million in the Rochester area. HUD’s Continuum of Care grants will provide critically ...

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Urban League, ESL offer small business grants (access required)

The Urban League of Rochester has teamed with ESL Federal Credit Union’s Charitable Foundation to provide small businesses in Monroe County $300,000 total in COVID-19 relief funds. The Sustaining Small Businesses and COVID-19 Relief Grant Program will support small business ...

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