Facebook’s grants for Black-owned small businesses are now up for grabs

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Facebook has announced that applications are now open for more than $40 million in grants for Black-owned businesses. As of Wednesday, majority Black-owned US companies with as much as 50 workers can apply for the grant online

Black-owned companies can even now self-designate their Fb web page as being Black-owned. The designation will not seem publicly on the profile or web page, however it can come up as being Black-owned within the Companies Close by part. 

“It will make it simpler for folks to find, message, purchase items or order meals by way of third-party apps from Black-owned companies of their native communities,” Fb mentioned.

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Fb added it is already distributed nearly all of its COVID-19 grants to small businesses whose income has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

It comes as Black Lives Matter protests are continuing across the US as folks show towards the deaths by the hands of the police of George FloydBreonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, and towards systemic racism. 

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Corinne Reichert