1. Coronavirus response: Springfield awards 30 restaurant grants in ‘Prime the Pump’ program

    Coronavirus response: Springfield awards 30 restaurant grants in ‘Prime the Pump’ program

    The city has awarded 30 grants totaling more than $225,000 to restaurants through the city’s Prime the Pump program in response to the economic crisis resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. The grant money allows the restaurants to protect 30 jobs, according to a news release. Each restaurant will meet payroll expenses.

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    1. We're hopeful these grants will be a shot in the arm for these businesses that are trying to make ends meet, while awaiting the business assistance that will be forth coming from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
    2. These businesses are all struggling to adapt in changing their business models while at the same time coping with plummeting sales and margins because of the emergency public health orders that are in place to keep us all safe.
    3. I wanted to reach out to all of you on how grateful I am for your diligence making these grants available to the community.
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