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On Monday, Longmont businesses could begin applying for “Strongmont” grants under a program created to assist local small businesses suffering negative economic impacts during the coronavirus pandemic.

Businesses will be able to apply for the first round of Strongmont grant funding until Wednesday under the program being managed by the Longmont Community Foundation.

The grants, and the application for those grants, are only being made available to businesses who have completed the citywide Business Needs Assessment. Interested businesses can find the assessment online at tinyurl.com/y8s2jqdx.

The Strongmont grant fund is being seeded with money from various public and private donors. Donations are being accepted through the Longmont Community Foundation, at tinyurl.com/ycsmaun3.

Member organizations in the program have said the Strongmont grant fund is a product of the COVID-19 Business Response Team, which includes representatives from the city, the Longmont Economic Development Partnership, the Longmont Downtown Development Authority, Visit Longmont, the Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce, the Latino Chamber of Commerce of Boulder County, the Boulder Small Business Development Center, Entrepreneurship for All, and Workforce Boulder County.

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