Murrieta to disperse remaining business grants totaling $250,000

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Ann’s Classic Affairs, a local bridal shop in Murrieta, receives a $10,000 grant from the Murrieta Back to Business Grant Program in round one. Valley News/Courtesy photo
After Murrieta received 75 applications for their Back to Business Grant Program in the first round, they came back for round two. “This is the first time we’ve administered a business grant,” Scott Agajanian, deputy director of development services for the economic development, said. “We had the first round which offered up to $250,000 in total grants.” These funds were allocated for Community Development Block Grant funds through Murrieta’s city council. “What we didn’t want to see is small businesses in our community which had been flourishing for the last several years come to a halt and have businesses close down that maybe just needed a little bit more time,” Agajanian said. They came out with the grant program and offered 25 $10,000 grants to small busi
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