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Grant funds available to promote downtown business
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Funds are once again available for entrepreneurs interested in bringing their businesses to Dawsonville.

There is currently $7,500 available through the city's Downtown Development Authority.

The award is intended to promote the development of trade, commerce, industry and employment opportunities within the city, according to authority members.

"It's an honor to be part of the grant process that will be available for the local businesses and future business owners of Dawsonville Downtown Development areas," said Seanie Zappendorf, spokeswoman. "We hope to continue to assist in the revitalization of the downtown area and see more businesses succeed here."

Applications are available at city hall and will be accepted through May 3.

The authority is expected to vote on awarding the funds during its May 9 meeting at Dawsonville City Hall.

Zappendorf said she will request funding from the 2017 city budget in order to continue offering these grants to more new applicants in the future.

"[I hope] that this grant and other ‘under-used' grants/loans the city has, such as the Dawsonville Downtown Revitalization Revolving Loan Fund, will be used by more new businesses once word gets out that they are available," she said.