Grant program opening for Louisiana virus-harmed businesses

Associated Press: Louisiana small businesses that have been hammered by the coronavirus outbreak and haven’t received federal aid can start applying Tuesday for grants up to $15,000 to cover pandemic-related expenses, under a program created by state lawmakers.

Grants in the $275 million, federally financed Main Street Recovery Program are expected to run out quickly. More than 450,000 businesses are estimated to be eligible, but fewer than 20,000 would be able to collect payments if they each receive the maximum grant.

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