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USHCC MBDA CARES Act Grant Technical Assistance Program

The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce announces the launch of its Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) CARES Act Grant Technical Assistance Program in response to COVID-19. Funding for CARES Act was through a grant from the Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency

For Immediate Release

Washington, D. C., December 8, 2020 – Today, the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) announced the launch of its USHCC MBDA CARES Act Grant Technical Assistance Program to provide assistance to small, Hispanic and minority-owned companies throughout the pandemic. Funding for CARES Act was through a grant from the Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA).

The USHCC MBDA CARES Act Grant Technical Assistance Program is facilitated through eight COVID-19 Technical Assistance Centers (TACs) that provide ongoing readiness and support to help the minority business community to navigate COVID-19, and its economic fallout, by preparing them to have access to and fulfill new business and supply chain opportunities. The Program includes USHCC CARES, a bilingual communications and digital outreach campaign providing critical information and resources to small, Hispanic and minority owned companies to help them overcome the challenges resulting from the global pandemic.

The campaign and eponymous website feature a robust calendar of free industry-centric webinars led by thought leaders and facilitated by participating chamber partners; links to critical resources for public and private sector funding; help and guidance with access to capital, and information on healthcare, business productivity and tips to reopen safely.

Ramiro Cavazos, the President & CEO of the USHCC commented: “The USHCC is leading the work to provide solutions for the most vulnerable small businesses that form part of our Hispanic and minority entrepreneurial community to create jobs, and provide solutions and information on resources and guidance in English and Spanish to enable them to adapt their business models and procurement processes. Whether in person, by phone, email, webinars with Subject Matter Experts, or digital outreach, the COVID-19 Technical Assistance Centers are sharing tools and insights related to access to capital and alternative funding; health and safety guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)  and best practices around digital transformation; managing remote teams; mental health; productivity, and much more.”

To expand the breadth and impact of the USHCC MBDA CARES Act Grant Technical Assistance Program, the USHCC identified regional Hispanic chamber partners located in geographies with significant Hispanic and minority populations, and with no MBDA Business Center presence. Our participating partners are facilitating and hosting TACs in Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and our headquarters in Washington, D. C. including the following local chamber partners:

  • The Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce
  • The Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana
  • The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County
  • The Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • The Latino Chamber of Commerce of Nevada
  • The Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The USHCC MBDA CARES Act Grant Technical Assistance Program and USHCC CARES campaign will run through May 31, 2021.

About the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC)

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) actively promotes the economic growth, development, and interests of more than 4.7 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that combined, contribute over $800 billion to the American economy every year. It advocates on behalf of its network of more than 250 local chambers and business associations nationwide, and partners with more than 260 major American corporations. For more information, please visit ushcc.com. Follow us on Twitter.

Press Inquiries:  press@ushcc.com

Campaign website: ushcccares.com

Contact, USHCC CARES: info@ushcccares.com

Agency Contact:   CF Creative. info@cf-creative.com

 

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