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Posted: January 7, 2021 $34,500 Awarded in Second Round of DECI COVID Relief Grants

The Downtown Eau Claire, Inc. (DECI) Board of Directors released a second round of grant assistance to downtown businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The DECI Grant Committee reviewed applications and awarded 23 applicants with grants in the amount of $1,500 each, for a total of $34,500. In June of 2020, DECI awarded $46,500 in assistance grants to members. In total, the organization has distributed $81,000 in direct relief grants to downtown member businesses and organizations. Recipients of the DECI Relief Grants issued in June of 2020 were also eligible to apply for grants this round.

“We recognize that the ongoing pandemic continues to put financial strain on our members,” said Aaron White, DECI Executive Director. “We also know that our downtown businesses will continue to face challenges in the coming months. The DECI Board felt it was important to release another round of grant funding for members to hopefully help ease some of that burden.” White also noted, “It is because of the support provided by our community – our members, our Business Improvement Districts, sponsors, donors, and our partnership with the City of Eau Claire – that we are able to offer these grants.”

In order to receive a grant, applicants had to be current members of DECI and needed to provide information on how they had been negatively impacted by the pandemic. Most recipients can expect to have their payments the week of January 11.

Grant recipients include:

Ambient Inks, LLC


Houligans Steak & Seafood Pub


Red's Mercantile

Brent Douglas Flowers


Ivy Media


Seven Suns Vintage

Chippewa Valley Museum


Latitude 44 Yoga Studio


The Luminary Wellness Center

Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild


My Office Lounge


The Oxbow Hotel & The Lakely

Chippewa Valley Tours


Northbound Supply Co


The Plus

Confluence Council, Inc.

Odd Humyns


Unitarian Universalist Congregation





Volume One/The Local Store

Good and Sturdy Vintage


Eau Claire Sculpture Tour


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