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Council Members Approve $55K in Recovery Grants for Downtown Businesses

April 7th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

More than two dozen downtown businesses in Cumberland are expected to receive financial relief from the state following approval of $55,000 in economic recovery grants.

News of the funding was disclosed at Tuesday’s regular meeting of the mayor and City Council.

The source of the grant funding is the Maryland Strong Economic Recovery Initiative which extends help to businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. The City Council voted to accept the $55,461 and make awards to the downtown businesses that applied for the funding.