Recently, Main Street America (MSA) and The Hartford announced the second-round recipients of the HartBeat on Main Street Grant Program. Across the country, 31 small businesses have received HartBeat awards to fund solutions that help merchants respond and better adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. Excitingly, one Virginia business, Curitiba Art Cafe (pictured left), will receive grant funds to aid recovery efforts. More than $1.2 million in grants have been awarded to 98 businesses over the course of the program.
“As small businesses continue to face enormous challenges in the wake of COVID-19, they need our support now more than ever. We are proud to partner with The Hartford to help small business owners address these challenges and support the resilience of the commercial districts that make our communities thrive.”
– Patrice Frey, President & CEO, Main Street America
Click here to view the full list of second-round grant recipients and learn more about the HartBeat grant awards!
“Small business owners are a special breed. They’re strong, resilient and creative, committed to their dreams and their customers. Almost overnight they moved to delivery service, contactless payments, remote work, and more. The way they have found new and meaningful ways to serve their communities is truly inspirational. We have been so proud to partner with Main Street America on this program and extend our congratulations to all of the recipients.” – Stephanie Bush, Head of Small Commercial & Personal Lines at The Hartford
Photo Credit: Mike Morones / The Free Lance-Star