Join us for a Night of Resilient Worship!
The Grove is hosting a Night of Resilient Worship this Friday, August 28 th to raise money in
support of our new small business COVID-19 recovery program. The live event, streamed
on Facebook live, will feature musical guests Maranda, Earl Bynum & The Mount Global Choir
and the Watson Grove Music Ministry.
Beginning Friday, local small business owners impacted by the ongoing pandemic can apply for
$1,000 grant funding. Small businesses are important because they foster local economies, keep
money close to home and support neighborhoods and communities. So many of us have dealt
with so much during these difficult times, but we’re still being resilient. And ‘The Grove’ wants
to help others stay resilient. PNAS conducted a survey that found 43% of small businesses have
temporarily closed due to COVID-19. The U.S. Census Bureau also conducted a small business
Pulse Survey that shows 32% of small business owners expect more than six months will pass
before their business returns to its usual level of operations. Our goal is to help you get through
these tough times. Small business owners can apply from August 28th thru September 11th
The Grove is seeking Middle Tennessee African American business owners to be considered for
one of twenty (20) $1,000 grants. Consideration will be given to those who submit by September
11 th , 2020 by 4pm CST, no exceptions. Grantees will also receive business coaching and
professional services from Career Thrivers, including in the areas of business finance, diversity
and inclusion, marketing and communications. Businesses must have been operational for at
least two years. THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS NOW CLOSED.
The Grove is compiling a list of partner-owned businesses that are willing to offer their services
to assist grant recipients. Once the recipients have been chosen, they willll be paired with
additional services needed to assist during the pandemic. Business leaders interested in providing
professional support to the awardees can apply to serve as business mentors at thegrovenash.org.