Miami ShoresS, Fla. – Joann Redmond’s CosMedics, was one of 20 businesses to receive a micro-grant sponsored by the St. Thomas University Center for Pandemic, Disaster & Quarantine Research (STU/PDQ).

The STU/PDQ was formed as part of a Miami-Dade County funded initiative designed to track the impact of emerging, expanding and extended pandemics and disasters on all socioeconomic aspects of society. The micro-grants awarded total approximately $100,000. Almost 50 small businesses applied for the grant.

On Monday, STU President David A. Armstrong and Oliver Gilbert III, STU/PDQ executive director, presented

the grant check to CosMedics founder Redmond. Her Miami Shores company has been hard hit by revenue losses and unanticipated expenses due to COVID19.

Full 2020 grantee list ABC School Bus Service, Inc. –

ARK Solvers – Beautiful Me Skin Boutique – CosMedics, Inc. – Dudly’s Professional Services LLC – Fonsis – Giovanni’s Uniform

Gledys Beauty Salon, Inc. – Global Security Solutions LLC – Hair 2000 –

J&M Vera School Bus Service, Inc. – Keeping Your Book

Law offices of Trujillo & Associates, P.A. MacDonald Cleaner –

Mama Jennie’s Italian Restaurant, Inc. –

Print Giants – Sweet Mini Donuts – The Party Company, Inc. –

Unity on the Bay – Virginia Key Beach Park Trust Fund –