D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on Tuesday awarded $5.2 million in grants to 13 businesses through the DC Local Equity, Access and Preservation Funds (DC LEAF) program to improve food access, create new employment opportunities, and stimulate economic development in the city.
“We invest in local businesses because they are the backbone of our economy, they are trusted and valued community partners, and they represent the dreams and aspirations of our residents,” Bowser <a href=”https://mayor.dc.gov/release/mayor-bowser-invests-5-million-improve-food-access-create-jobs-and-support-local” target=”blank”>said</a> in a statement. “We are proud to support entrepreneurs that step up to help us build a more inclusive and diverse economy, and these LEAF grants represent a $5 million investment in our D.C. values.”
Benefactors of the grants:
Neighborhood Prosperity Fund…