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Grant Awarded To Assist Small Businesses In Alexander County
Fueled Streetside Coffee is one of the recipients of the funding from the Hometown Revitalization Grants

Grant Awarded To Assist Small Businesses In Alexander County

The Alexander County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC) was recently awarded a $25,000 Hometown Revitalization Grant from Duke Energy to assist small businesses in Alexander County that were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Based on the criteria established by Duke Energy, the ACEDC opened the application process for the one-time emergency grants to businesses physically located in Alexander County. Alexander County businesses with 50 employees or less which have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic were eligible to participate in the application process. Projects must have been completed after March 2020.

Eleven grant applications were received by the October 22 deadline. Of those eleven, five of the grants were from the Bethlehem community, four from Taylorsville, and one each from the Vashti and Wittenburg communities. The total project costs associated with the applications was $141,346.

Each recipient received $2,250 to supplement their specific project to enhance their business operations to survive during the pandemic. Recipients of the ACEDC-Duke Energy Hometown Revitalization Grant were: Alexander Christian Academy, Bethlehem ACE Hardware, Bethlehem Dental Care, Brushy Mountain Brews, Burger Basket, Friendship Upholstery Company, Fueled Streetside Coffee, Linney’s Mill, Mexico Viejo, Paul Robert Chair Inc., and The Vault.