JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Starting Monday morning, Jacksonville business owners whose operations were impacted by the coronavirus closures can apply for a grant to help them get back on their feet.
About $9 million is available for the grant program, which is funded by the federal government’s CARES Act.
Eligible businesses can receive a maximum of $2,000, but awarded amounts are distributed on the dollar per capita for business operation. The money also is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
Applications must be completed online. Some of the requirements for eligibility include:
Businesses must be based in Duval County and have been in business for at least one year before Feb. 29, 2020. A business cannot have had more than 100 people employed, and business owners must be able to prove a loss of at least 25% in total revenue from the COVID-19 crisis in order to be eligible for grant money.
The window to start applying was supposed to open at 9 a.m., but just before 9:30 a.m., the city posted on social media that it was aware of a technical issue and was working to fix the problem.
Our software support company has identified the problem with the Small Business Assistance Program on https://t.co/ymxOeMq8fx and the site will be up and running in a few minutes. We apologize for the delay, thank you for your patience.
— City of Jacksonville (COJ) (@CityofJax) June 8, 2020
To apply for the program, you will need to have an active account on the site. If you already have an account, validate that you can log in.
If you need an account, create one here.
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