Giving Compass' Take:
- Leaders from the Aspen Tech Policy Hub & Tech Talent Project’s Winter 2021 Tech Executive Leadership Initiative Cohort featured projects focused on helping small businesses access COVID-19 relief funds.
- How can these projects help inform policy and relief funding for COVID-19? What is the role of donors in helping support small businesses in the wake of the pandemic?
- Read more about the potential for recovery of small businesses.
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Small businesses have suffered tremendously during the COVID-19 crisis. While cities have tried to provide relief opportunities to help small businesses stay afloat, these efforts are often uncoordinated amongst city departments and usually require businesses to submit separate lengthy applications to multiple agencies. Small businesses are also not always aware of the relief opportunities available to them, resulting in socioeconomic and racial disparities in how business owners are taking up relief opportunities. How can cities better make COVID-19 relief efforts available to small businesses?
Read the full article about supporting small businesses at The Aspen Institute.