Broad Street Business
Small businesses near the Broad Street corridor have felt the onslaught of repetitive storms, the economic impact of COVID-19 and now layered loss caused by Hurricane Ida on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Business owners have been without electricity and displaced and unable to provide services to the neighborhoods that they live and work in daily. We know from previous disasters that the impact to the road of recovery will be felt disproportionately by Black and Brown business owners. According to FEMA, 40% - 60% of small businesses close permanently after a disaster and businesses that are closed for at least five days, 90 percent fail within a year. As a New Orleans community development organization devoted to sustaining Broad Street and its neighborhoods as a vibrant, equitable, and inclusive, supporting our business owners is a no-brainer.
Committed to supporting these cultural anchors of our neighborhoods, BCC is asking you to match our effort through donating to our Broad Street Business Relief Fund. We believe in putting our money where our mouth is and ensuring that we can help our folks minimize challenges and delays they are facing personally and professionally so we are investing $10,000 to be regranted.
While our business owners are waiting for delayed response of federal resources and insurance claims, it is necessary that we offer them a barrier-free flexible cash to help them cover the cost of things like evacuation cost, rent, bills on other expenditures that will keep them from reopening and staying open. Help us to support 50 small business owners who will be selected through a racial equity lens.
Have additional questions? See our FAQ at the bottom of this page.
For Black & Brown (Black, Indigenous, or person of color) small business owners based along the Broad Street corridor and its neighborhoods (Midcity, Treme-Lafitte, Seventh Ward, Tulane-Gravier affected by Hurricane Ida. We will continue to administer one-time grants via Broad Community Connections 501(c)(3) as funds remain available.
Broad Community Connections, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization based in New Orleans, Louisiana.
BCC will not be sharing any of your personal information. However, we will report out the general list of impacts to our Broad Street business for long term advocacy purposes.
Our grant application will remain open through the end of October 2021 or until all of our funds are depleted.
You can click here to donate via Paypal and write “Broad Street Business Relief Fund” in the description section or Venmo or CashApp us at $broadcommunityconnections