“Since the Spring of 2020, our local businesses have been doing everything they can to survive the effects of the pandemic and have shown amazing resilience. The Duke Energy Hometown Revitalization Grant program will allow us to support and assist our small businesses in their continued efforts to come back from the previous 18 months and grow in this new business environment,” said Patti Jensen, Executive Director, Mitchell County Chamber and Mitchell County Development Foundation.

The Mitchell County Chamber and Development Foundation partnered on the grant application to Duke Energy to request funding to support local Mitchell County small businesses. “We were excited for the announcement that Mitchell County was one of only 30 communities in the state to be awarded this grant,” said Patti Jensen, Mitchell County Chamber Director. “These funds will be used to support our small businesses in Mitchell County as they continue to pivot from the past 18 months.”

The Development Foundation was awarded $25,000 through Duke Energy to support local small businesses.

The application for the grants is now live online. The link to the application is Small Business Grant. Mitchell County small businesses are encouraged to apply. The deadline is December 1st. For qustions call 828-765-9033.


For more information about the grant and the criteria for applying download  Grant program details