Hampton Roads Perspectives: Black Business Month

Dale Murray talks with Jay Grant, Executive Director
of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) of Hampton
Jay Grant in studio
Photo credit Dale Murray

August is Black Business Month. Dale Murray talks with Jay Grant who recently took the helm of LISC’s Hampton Roads. LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) is one of the country’s largest community development organizations, helping forge vibrant, resilient communities across America. They work with residents and partners to close systemic gaps in health, wealth and opportunity and advance racial equity so that people and places can thrive. Last year LISC Hampton Roads worked with private funders as well as state and local governments to provide nearly $9 million in grants that helped small business, housing providers and other local nonprofits sustain operations and jobs during the height of the pandemic. For more, visit www.lisc.org.