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Applications Open for Antioch Small Business Grant and Façade Upgrade Program

Program offers two benefits to small businesses in the City of Antioch through American Rescue Plan Act ANTIOCH, Calif. (February 1, 2023)—FORWARD, the leading integrated program administration solution for local governments, is partnering with the City of Antioch to provide up to a total of $1,000,000 to local small businesses who have been negatively impacted …

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FORWARD to Administer $10M to NW Washington Small Businesses Impacted by Flooding

Bellingham, WA (January 5, 2023)—FORWARD, the leading integrated program administration solution for local governments, is partnering with the Washington State Department of Commerce and local community organizations to accept applications from businesses that sustained physical damage or economic loss due to flooding in Northwest Washington between October 2021 and April 2022. Approximately $10 million in …

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The City of Milpitas and FORWARD to administer $850K to Milpitas renters

Milpitas, California (December 20, 2022)—FORWARD, the leading integrated program administration solution for local governments, is partnering with the City of Milpitas, CA to provide a $5,000 one-time, rent relief payment to eligible households who have experienced economic burdens due to the COVID-19 pandemic. FORWARD, the prime contractor for this program, will assist in the administration …

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Saline County Weatherization Assistance Program to administer $500K to help reduce energy costs for low-income households

Salina, Kansas (December 1, 2022)—FORWARD, the leading integrated program administration solution for local governments, is partnering with Saline County to provide $500,000 for residents in low-income households to reduce energy costs. The Central Kansas Weatherization Program will distribute the funding to qualifying households in Saline County using State resources to further promote the energy efficiency …

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FORWARD to distribute $44M to workers experiencing economic needs

SEATTLE, WA (DATE, 2022)— FORWARD Platform, the leading integrated program administration solution for state and local governments, has partnered with the Washington State Department of Commerce to administer the Homeless Service Worker Stipend, which provides up to $4,000 to Homeless Provider Employees who are in need of immediate economic relief. The program is seeking additional …

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Applications Open for Paramount Businesses to Receive Grants of Up to $20K for COVID-19 Expenses

Paramount, CA. (November 10, 2022)— FORWARD Platform, the leading integrated program administration solution for state and local governments, has partnered with the City of Paramount to administer the Small Business Assistance Grant, which provides up to $20,000 to businesses negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications for this grant opened on August 3, 2022. Due …

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NY Empire State Development (ESD) and FORWARD to distribute $250M in financial assistance to New York State small businesses

New York, New York (October 18, 2022)— FORWARD, the leading integrated program administration solution for state and local governments, has partnered with the New York Empire State Development (ESD) to administer the COVID-19 Capital Costs Tax Credit Program. Starting on October 18, 2022, FORWARD and ESD will begin taking applications from small businesses to become …

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The City of Takoma Park and FORWARD to administer $2M to residents economically impacted by COVID-19 pandemic

Takoma Park, Maryland (October 25, 2022)— FORWARD, the leading integrated program administration solution for local governments, is partnering with the City of Takoma, MD to provide a $1,000 one-time, lump-sum payment to eligible low-income households experiencing economic burdens. The Direct Cash Assistance Program is administering a total of $2 million using State, and Local Recovery …

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FORWARD’s technology saves taxpayer dollars with new Integrated Program Administration platform

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, October 18, 2022 — FORWARD, formerly known as LiveStories, announces the successful administration of over $700M across programs ranging from emergency rental assistance for low-income households to grants for small businesses. FORWARD, is a new Integrated Program Administration (IPA) solution serving local governments with an innovative approach to administering assistance programs …

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