New grants for small businesses hurt by COVID-19

The city announced this week it will distribute $5,000 grants to up to 1,000 businesses operating in neighborhoods like Austin that have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m Monday, May 4, with winners being announced on May 11.

Austin groups compete in ‘elevating voices’ fair Saturday

Three organizations doing work in Austin – A Long Walk Home, Chicago Freedom School, and Communities United-Voices of Youth in Chicago (VOYCE) – will participate in the June 1 event at Columbia College Chicago. The organizations, which are supported by the Bright Promises Foundation, will compete for a $10,000 grant.

Austin groups receive grants

Youth Can Chicago, Broader Urban Involvement & Leadership Development, and Hope Institute Learning Academy are among 20-some Chicago organizations working with youth to receive funding from the Emerson Collective.