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IIB Translates: New East Side Small Business Grant Application Available in 12 Languages

By February 7, 2023No Comments

Representatives from IIB Translation Department with Representatives from LISC, and Senator Tim Kennedy (D- Buffalo)

A new state grant is now available to boost small businesses located on Buffalo’s East Side. IIB played an instrumental role, ensuring the application directions are available in multiple languages. The New York State grant is administered by LISC on behalf of Empire State Development, and IIB provided translations in the top 12 languages used across New York. Those are:

  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • Russian
  • Italian
  • Haitian Creole
  • Bengali
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • French
  • Yiddish
  • Arabic
  • Urdu

The East Buffalo Small Business Working Capital Grant is a $3 million program created by NY Gov. Kathy Hochul to assist largely minority-owned establishments and small businesses following the mass shooting at the Tops Friendly Markets on Jefferson Avenue in May 2022. Empire State Development will provide grants of $5,000 to $50,000 to eligible businesses located in designated areas on the East Side.  

The window to apply is open through Friday, February 17.  The LISC website has specific requirements, and links for the translated applications here.