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Grant helps small businesses back open amid COVID-19 pandemic

Published: Jan. 20, 2021 at 12:18 PM CST
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POPLAR GROVE, Ill. (WIFR) - The COVID-19 pandemic continues to hit businesses hard across the globe. Now the Village of Poplar Grove announced the businesses in the area who will be awarded funds to help get through the rest of the pandemic.

The funds from this more than $100,000 grant will assist Poplar Grove businesses in absorbing the economic impacts from COVID-19.

Poplar Grove Village President Owen Costanza says, “It’s great to help, I mean for a year all I’ve heard is how these people have struggled. Everybody struggled through this and rent was still due every month. if you wanted to keep your good employees you had to pay them so we’re happy to help. "

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