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CWE to Receive Hurricane Sandy Small Business Recovery Assistance

The Small Business Administration (SBA) working in conjunction with state and local organizations and resource partners has issued The Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) $375,000 in recovery assistance funds.  Among one of 11 states and a U.S. territory to receive assistance, CWE will be providing counseling, training and assistance to small businesses affected by the economic aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

SBA Administrator Karen Mills says, “This funding will provide extensive collaborative services to help small businesses recover and rebuild from Hurricane Sandy, so they can do what they do best, grow the local economy and create jobs.”

In collaboration with the SCORE Association, an SBA resource partner, CWE will function as the lead coordinators in Massachusetts and Rhode Island; providing integrated training, consulting services, disaster preparedness workshops and technical assistance to disaster-affected areas. The Center for Women & Enterprise in Massachusetts has been awarded $194,000 in funds and The Center for Women & Enterprise located in Rhode Island has received $181,000, respectively.

“CWE being awarded grant funding through the U.S. Small Business Administration will allow us to better serve small businesses in the disaster declared regions of Bristol, Kent, Washington and Newport counties recover, grow and thrive,” said Susan Rittscher, CWE’s President and CEO.

About Score

The SCORE Association (Service Corps of Retired Executives) is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth, and success of small businesses nationwide.

Formed in 1964, SCORE is made up of more than 13,000 members and has helped over nine million entrepreneurs and business owners receive small business assistance, advice and mentoring. More information on the SBA and SCORE is available at

Read the original SBA press release here.