While times like these feel uncertain, history’s light shines brightly on the future in Montgomery, Alabama’s. We’ve been here before, and time and time again have always risen above. The Wright Brothers conquered gravity and created the first flight school here. Rosa Parks sat down here and stood up for Civil Rights. Dr. King dreamed here. From civil aviation to fighting for civil rights, Montgomery has a history of making history.
When Montgomery is faced with a challenge, the heart and soul of this city, our people, always see us through. Before COVID-19, Montgomery was a city on the rise and once again, we will rise to the challenge set before us. Whether we have pivoted to stay in business or pivoted to care for our families and neighbors, we’ve always been in the business of caring for others.
We will rise above. It’s what we do. It’s what we’ve always done. But our journey to higher ground isn’t one we’ll take alone - we invite the world to come along. While things may look different, we are a stronger Montgomery. Time and time again we have paved the way for the world to become a better place, and together we will do it again.
Our small business community has been particularly hard hit by the uncertain and challenging circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. These businesses are the anchors of our community and represent the heart of who we are as a city.
The Small Business Relief Fund , a grant making initiative to help small employers who have been impacted as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak has been launched through the generosity of Montgomery’s corporate and philanthropic community, local government support, and the engagement of individual Montgomerians and those who love our city, our community. The fund provides flexible, one-time grants ranging from $1000 - $7,5000 to small businesses in our community that are working to continue or resume operations following COVID-19-related impacts.
Seeded and administered by the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, The Small Business Relief Fund began accepting grant applications on June 1st and within 24 hours received over 300 applications amounting to over $2 million in requests. Help us reach our goal of helping as many businesses as possible during this challenging time as we #RecoverTogether.