Albany grant program helps small businesses

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The city of Albany is trying to attract, grow and sustain small businesses citywide.

Up to $750,000 in small business improvement grants are now available.

The money will be made available to eligible small businesses as well as not-for-profits in the childcare, arts-cultural, tourism, and hospitality industries located in the city.

Examples of eligible projects include interior and exterior renovations to prepare a commercial space for use, machinery and furniture.

Businesses can also get help with buying electronic point-of-sale systems, HVAC, interior and exterior lighting and cosmetic facade improvements.

The money comes from the American Rescue Plan Act.

Program intake and eligibility screening questionnaires will be accepted through February 10.

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