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    SBS announces the launch of Neighborhood Design Lab, a new City program offering free visual design services to community-based organizations (CBOs). The program is open to CBOs that undertake neighborhood development work along commercial corridors. Additionally, applications are open for two leadership development programs tailored to emerging neighborhood leaders.
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    During National Preparedness Month, SBS announced the availability of free resources and tips to help small businesses prepare for hurricane season and other emergency events. SBS can help business owners develop an emergency preparedness plan, receive a free risk assessment, and apply for emergency readiness grants.
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    SBS is seeking appropriately qualified vendors to operate Workforce1 Career Centers to meet the hiring, training, and other employee needs of New York City employers, and provide New Yorkers with access to quality jobs, training opportunities, and career advancement. This RFP is available to prequalified providers through the HHS Accelerator system.

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    As part of City Hall in Your Borough, Mayor de Blasio announced the launch of a new storefront improvement program that will provide $20,000 grants to dozens of businesses in Jamaica to upgrade signs and window displays, part of the ongoing $153 million Jamaica NOW Action Plan of 26 strategic action items.

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