Volusia County opened the application window on Thursday, May 14, on a $10 million grant program to help small businesses recover financially from the COVID-19 pandemic.
To qualify for the county grant program, businesses must certify that they suffered a financial impact of at least $3,000 due to COVID-19 and that the loss wasn’t reimbursed by insurance or some other governmental assistance program.
With 12,000 small businesses in Volusia County, there’s enough money for approximately 3,300 of them to receive a county grant.
Applications will be processed on a first come, first-served basis, with the application posted on the county’s new Volusia Business Resources web site: small businesses to qualify, they must be a physical business located in a commercial or industrial space, licensed to operate in Volusia County or the local city where they’re located if a license is required and were operational and actively conducting business in Volusia County on or before Dec. 1, 2019.
The county also is thinking about additional ways to use its COVID-19 relief funds to help local businesses recover.