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New Albany Chamber Partners with Facebook for COVID Relief Fund

May 19, 2020
Mark Fraizer News

COLUMBUS – State Representative Mark Fraizer (R-Newark) today announced the partnership between The New Albany Chamber of Commerce and the Facebook Data Center to provide $150,000 in grants for small businesses in New Albany.

The goal of these grants is to provide stop-gap relief quickly for eligible small businesses working to keep employees on board.

“I applaud the work of the New Albany Chamber of Commerce to make these grants available to small businesses in the area,” said Fraizer. “Now more than ever our local businesses need support in order to reopen and thrive. It’s exciting to see the Licking County Chamber and the New Albany Chamber take advantage of the Facebook Data Center Community COVID Relief Fund to provide grants to businesses who deserve it.”

According to the New Albany Chamber of Commerce, eligible businesses may apply for a one-time grant up for $5,000 and grants over that amount can be considered for exceptional cases. The eligibility criteria includes the following:

  • Business must have been impacted by the State of Ohio-mandated closures that began on March 15, 2020 due to COVID-19. Impacts may include the loss of employees or revenue.
  • Business must have at least two but no more than 50 employees as of March 15, 2020.
  • Business must be for profit; non-profit organizations are not eligible to apply.
  • Business must be a member in good standing of the New Albany Chamber of Commerce or willing to join the chamber (entry-level annual membership dues are $200) upon receipt of a grant.
  • Enhanced consideration will be given to businesses who support New Albany community organizations and philanthropic causes.

The application is currently open and will be until 5 p.m. on Friday, May 29, 2020. For more information or to view the application, visit https://newalbanychamber.com/fb-grant.

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For more information, contact Rep. Fraizer’s office at (614) 466-1482 or rep71@ohiohouse.gov