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Special to The Dallas Examiner


Small Business Grant Program to give up to $3,000 to eligible small businesses, nonprofits

B.U.I.L.D. – an acronym for Broaden Urban Investments to Leverage Dallas – has launched the B.U.I.L.D Small Business Grant Program to assist small businesses impacted by the economic downturn caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic. The program will provide businesses in the city of Dallas that have fewer than nine employees, or a 2019 payroll of less than $250,000, with a one-time grant of up to $3,000.

The primary focus of the Small Business Grant Program is to fund Minority Women Owned Businesses in Southern Dallas. The grants can be used for payroll, rent, utilities, inventory and purchase of machinery or equipment.

Applications are now open and will close on Nov. 24. It is anticipated that the fund will be disbursed through Dec. 30. Information on eligibility requirements, restrictions, and other aspects of the program are published on the B.U.I.L.D. grant portal at

B.U.I.L.D links a wealth of resources and initiatives across Dallas County to provide a centralized resource for small businesses at every stage of the business cycle. The B.U.I.L.D. Ecosystem was launched in June 2020 and includes partnerships with the City of Dallas Office of Economic Development, Redbird DEC and BCL of Texas.


The Sixth Floor Museum announces launch of new multimedia digital guide to Dealey Plaza

The Sixth Floor Museum has launched a new digital web-based experience for exploring the history of Dealey Plaza. The Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District interactive guide offers a variety of multimedia features to explore the history of Dealey Plaza and the events that happened there on Nov. 22, 1963.

In addition to a narrated walking tour to help visitors navigate the site of the Kennedy assassination, the guide also includes an interactive map detailing places of historic interest in and around the Plaza and two visual stories that explore the memorialization of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the history of Dealey Plaza beginning with the founding of Dallas. Films, photographs oral histories and other historical content from the museum’s collections are featured throughout the guide.

The interactive guide went live Monday. It is free to anyone, anywhere at


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