Grantees are Urban League of Louisiana, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Thrive New Orleans and Propeller
BATON ROUGE, La. – As part of our ongoing commitment to support our communities as they rebuild following Hurricane Ida, Entergy today awarded $500,000 in shareholder-funded grants to organizations helping minority small business owners recover from the devastating storm.
Grants are awarded to the following organizations:

$150,000 to the Urban League of Louisiana’s Black Business Works Fund. The organization will use these funds to provide $2,500 micro-grants to minority-owned small businesses in areas impacted by Hurricane Ida for expenses such as repairs, rent, equipment, inventory, employee wages, benefits and other related issues. View additional information and application forms here. The Urban League of Louisiana provides business education workshops, one-on-one and small group counseling, hands-on technical assistance, and access to resources relevant to aspiring and existing entrepreneurs across various industries.
$150,000 to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana. The chamber will use the funds to offer Latino-owned small business owners grants to help cover uninsured losses and impact from Hurricane Ida. Additional information on the grants program and applications will be available on the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana’s website. The chamber is committed to creating and facilitating a business climate within the Hispanic community to stimulate economic development and progress for Louisiana.
$200,000 to Thrive New Orleans and Propeller for their Resilience, Green Infrastructure and Recovery Entrepreneur Pipeline program for entrepreneurs of color. Thrive NOLA and Propeller will use the funds to help increase the share of green

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