Facebook said it would launch a $100 million program consisting of grants in an effort to help small businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe.In the blog post announcing the decision, the tech giant said it would providing $100 million in cash grants and ad credits to aid small businesses.There are “up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries” that Facebook said would be able to apply. The Mark Zuckerberg-led company said applications would start “in the coiming weeks,” aiding with expenses such as rent costs, workforce costs, connecting with customers and more.CORONAVIRUS AT THE AIRPORT: HOW CAN I AVOID GERMS?Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg expanded on the initial blog post, knowing that the marketing industry is going to see a substantial negative impact from the fallout of COVID-19.”In recent weeks, we have seen inspiring examples of individuals and groups helping each other,” Sandberg wrote. “People across the globe are stepping up, rising to the enormous challenge in front of us. We want to do our part too. Small businesses are the heartbeat of our communities, and many of the people who run these businesses are heavily affected by the crisis – especially as more and more people

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