Orange County offering free money to small business and farm programs
The county has, so far, about $200,000 in the kitty for small businesses and about $120,000 for the ag-related applicants, says Steve Brantley, director of Orange County Economic Development, which will be administering the program.
The two grant programs are being funded by the one-quarter cent sales tax funds, called Article 46 funds, approved by voters in the November 2011 election to support economic development in Orange County.
Now, what the headline should be:
Orange County taxpayers subsidize small business and farm programs