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Facebook offering support for small businesses in Sarpy County

Posted at 12:05 PM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 13:06:18-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Relief could be coming for some small business owners in Sarpy County, all thanks to Facebook and a $40 million national campaign.

It's an effort to support business owners and employees during this time of crisis. Facebook is looking for businesses that employ two to 50 people, are for profit, have been running for over a year and can show that the coronavirus has impacted the business negatively.

"We know that this is just a drop in the bucket, especially during the first wave of this crisis," said Facebook's policy manager, Diana Doukas. "We are doing what we can knowing that the small business community and people across the globe are suffering in all different kinds of ways. Our platform was designed to and built to connect people and connect communities, and this is our first step in being able to give back."

The social media giant will provide $125,000 for 31 Sarpy County businesses.

You can find more information about the grant application at facebook.com/grantsforbusiness.