Historically underserved small businesses eligible for grants

CHARLOTTE — Historically underserved small businesses in the area can now apply for grants of up to $250,000.

Mecklenburg County business owners who are minorities, females, veterans or part of the LGBTQ community are eligible for the Beyond Open grant program.

The businesses can be a nonprofit or for-profit.

Those located in Charlotte’s “corridors of opportunity” get priority.

Foundation for the Carolinas is leading the effort with support from Wells Fargo.

Grants range from $5,000 to $250,000 with the goal of expanding economic mobility.

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