Minneapolis businesses will be eligible to apply for grants of up to $10,000 to help improve their business operations and profitability. The grants will be provided by the Economic Growth Centers(EGC), a non-profit economic development organization, with staff assistance from the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD). Businesses will be eligible to apply for the EGC grants if they are located within the City of Minneapolis, have been in operation for at least a year, with sales of up to $500,000. Priority will be given to businesses located in the Whittier and Elliot Park neighborhoods. More information is available on the MCCD website at mccdmn.org or by calling 612-789-7337, ext 14.