JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Google Inc. today announced $3 million in grant awards to a dozen small companies across the U.S., among them Shaktea Kombucha, a family-owned business in Fairfield that brews and bottles flavored teas. Nearly 35,000 small businesses from all 50 states submitted applications for consideration to receive a $250,000 grant from Chase and a trip to Google headquarters. More than 1.7 million people voted on for their favorite businesses; the companies that received at least 250 votes were reviewed by a panel of judges. The winning companies were chosen for their superiority in demonstrating a solid business plan, feasible growth plan, overall passion for their business, the potential to make a positive impact within their local community, and their likelihood to succeed within a two-year time frame.