32 Small Businesses Win Grants From Detroit’s Motor City Match Program

Tracy Reese, founder of sustainable fashion business Hope for Flowers, received a $55,000 cash grant from Detroit's Motor City Match program.

detroit motor city party The program announced Wednesday that it was awarding cash grants to 32 more businesses in the city.

Small business Round 21 winners will receive funding from a pool of $1.3 million. There are 17 new businesses that will receive grants from a pool of $965,000. The other $341,000 in cash grants will go to 15 existing businesses through the restoration route of the program, which is funded by the Biden administration’s American Rescue Act that was intended to provide relief from COVID-19.

The 17 new businesses represent 15 different Detroit neighborhoods in seven boroughs.

Tracy Reese, founder and creative director of Hope for Flowers, received a $55,000 grant. Her sustainable fashion business is located at the Franklin Wright Settlements YouthVille Center, but she will be moving to a new space at 119 Garfield Ave. in Detroit. The business offers classes and workshops for youth and adults. Reese hopes the new space will have more space for people to attend classes, which she says are often overflowing.

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