Wednesday, September 20, 2006
There are still some grant programs available for New Orleans Businesses
Despite the lack of government grant programs to help the small businesses in New Orleans get back on their feet, efforts to help save the area has resulted in a few grant programs being offered by other organizations.
While the government does have funding programs in place it seems that the bulk of the grant programs are being used for housing-related programs. That doesn't mean that there are no grant programs to help assist the businesses. There are. But either due to lack of awareness or for whatever other reason, the businesses owners do not want to take advantage of the government loan programs being offered to them because they do not want to take on the added burden of having another loan that they will have to pay back.
Just in case you're wondering, New York received much more money for grants to help the small businesses in that area.