EconoVue Newsletter February 2023

Please enjoy our February newsletter. We share a case study on a competitive micro-grant program this month.

The Workforce Alliance of the North Bay (WANB) spans California’s Lake, Marin, Mendocino, and Napa counties. All counties offered micro-business COVID-19 Relief Grants through the local small business development centers (SBDCs) and economic development organizations. The grant provided $2,500 to eligible businesses regardless of the size of the office. 

The challenge was to quickly narrow down a target list for a competitive COVID-19 micro-grant program outreach based on the rigorous eligibility requirements for micro-businesses.

Read more about their challenges, the grant program, and early outcomes.