REGISTER TO APPLY AND PREQUALIFY BEFORE MIDNIGHT SUNDAY 5/17/2020
The Back To Business Program is a Clearwater, FL program that is providing up to $6,000 for qualifying brick and mortar businesses AND up to $3,000 for qualifying home-based businesses. There is presently $4 million dollars in the program.
On May 18, the City will randomly select applicants from the pool of prequalified applicants. Those selected will then submit a complete application – at this point – the funds become first-come, first-serve.
Eligible BRICK & MORTAR Applicants
a. $3,000 “quick pay” grant to be used for business expenses including, but not limited to commercial rent or mortgage and/or utilities, vendor payments, employee wages, other;
b. Access to and payment of certain Professional Services. Services will be procured by and through contractual relationship with non-profit organization(s). Services will be funded in an amount not to exceed $1,000 per qualifying applicant; AND,
c. 2,000 grant upon completion of Professional Services obligations.
Eligible HOME-BASED Applicants
a. Access to and payment of certain Professional Services. Services will be procured by and through contractual relationship with non-profit organization(s). Services will be funded in an amount not to exceed $1,000 per qualifying applicant; AND,
b. Grant equal to 1 month’s revenue, not to exceed $2,000, as evidence by appropriate financial records.
We strongly encourage small businesses and residents of other cities and towns to see if a similar program is available. Also, if you have applied to anything keep checking the websites – grants may become refunded and new grants may pop up.
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