32 small businesses have won Detroit’s Motor City Match grants

Tracy Reese, founder of sustainable fashion company Hope for Flowers, has received a $55,000 cash grant from Detroit's Motor City Match Program.

Detroit Motor City Match The program announced Wednesday that it will provide cash grants to 32 other businesses in the city.

Small Business Round 21 winners will receive funding from a total of $1.3 million. There are 17 new companies that will receive grants out of a total of $965,000. The other $341,000 in cash grants will go to 15 established companies through the program’s restoration pathway, which is funded by the Biden administration’s American Rescue Plan Act and is intended to provide relief from COVID-19.

The 17 new businesses represent 15 different Detroit neighborhoods in seven council districts.

Tracy Reese, Founder and Creative Director of Hope for Flowers, received a $55,000 grant. Her sustainable fashion business is located in the Franklin Wright Youth Settlement Center, but is moving to a new space at 119 Garfield Ave. in Detroit. The business hosts classes and workshops for youth and adults. Reese hopes the new venue will have more space for people to attend classes, which she said are usually overcrowded.

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