BOONTON — Boonton Main Street, Inc. has launched a special relief fund to support the small businesses that makeup Boonton’s dynamic Main Street economic center.
This microgrant program, funded by donations, will provide financial relief for the many small Main Street businesses crippled by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to promoting the program and assisting with fundraising, Boonton Main Street, Inc. (BMS), with its 501(c)(3) charitable status, will receive donations and, at the direction of an impartial sub-committee, disperse funds to qualified small businesses that make up our historic shopping district. If having a viable Main Street is important to you, this is another of many opportunities to help during these unprecedented times.
The first gift to this fund is from personal contributions made by the BMS board members in the amount of $1000. It is BMS, Inc.’s hope that individuals and organizations will join in supporting the local small business community that makes Boonton a unique economic center within Morris County. All donors will be listed on our social media outlets, and all donations at or above $1000 will be commemorated on a placard prominently displayed on Main Street.
Please note: All funds received by BMS during this microgrant program will be used for the sole purpose of grant awards and any associated administrative costs incurred. No funds received by BMS during the microgrant program or related to the program will be used by BMS for any other reason. Funds will be awarded by an independent sub-committee none of whom have a grant eligible business or interest in such a business within the district.
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Reprinted from Tri-Town Focus, May 2020.