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EDD lends a hand

Friday, March 25, 2022 by Tai Moses

A new initiative from the Economic Development Department aims to support local businesses, nonprofits and creative professionals living in the Austin-Round Rock area who have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Community Navigator Program “offers critical assistance like one-on-one coaching, business classes, technical support, and application assistance for grants and resources,” according to the announcement from the EDD. Sylnovia Holt-Rabb, EDD director, said, “I encourage all local business owners, nonprofit leaders and creative professionals to register for no-cost assistance from our diverse Community Navigator partners including business coaching and help applying for grants.” The program is funded with $500,000 from Austin’s share of federal American Rescue Plan Act dollars.

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