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Small Business Endurance Grant

THE APPLICATION PERIOD FOR THIS GRANT HAS EXPIRED AND FUNDING HAS BEEN EXHAUSTED. Contact Information: Telephone: 727-943-1162 Email: EnduranceGrant@ctsfl.us The Endurance Grant Program is a one-time, $1,000 grant to eligible small businesses on a first come-first served basis. The application period HAS EXPIRED! Approved Applications will be funded on a first-come first-served basis until funds are exhausted or through the application deadline - whichever occurs first. If you have additional questions after reviewing this page, please leave a detailed message at the telephone number above or email EnduranceGrant@ctsfl.us. Your message or email will be returned in the order in which it is received. Grant Application Fact Sheet Eligible Businesses Criteria: Business is public-facing (e.g., including retail, restaurant, bar, gym fitness center, brewery, distillery, and personal services such as beauty and nail salons), and is directly impacted by the public health requirements of COVID-19. A public facing business is considered one to have been affected by the Governor’s executive orders 20-68, 20-71, 20-91, and Pinellas County’s Safer at Home Resolution 20-20. Principal place of business must be within the incorporated limits of the City of Tarpon Springs (physical storefront). Business must have 50 or fewer employees prior to March 1. Business must demonstrate a loss in revenue and is in need of working capital to continue operations. Businesses that are temporarily closed are eligible for payment of rent/mortgage or other ongoing expenses. Business must have no outstanding code enforcement fines. Business must have a current business tax license. Eligible businesses without a current license must apply and pay the requisite fees to be considered for a grant. For application and renewal information: https://www.ctsfl.us/building%20development.htm A business owner owning multiple businesses is eligible for only one grant, not one grant per business. If additional funding is made available, the City may allow for additional grants. Ineligible Businesses: Franchises and national chain stores/restaurants Non-profit organizations Home occupation and virtual businesses Eligible Grant Uses: Working capital Payroll Making required debt payments Rent, lease, or mortgage payments Marketing Setting up e-commerce platform Inventory Grants may not be used for: Personal uses Uses for purposes that are prohibited by federal, state, or local law or regulation Application Documentation: Documentation required with the grant application includes: Business Tax License number IRS Form W-9 (Download) Documented loss of revenue. Your business must have experienced a loss of revenue to be eligible for a grant. Provide your estimate of revenue loss due to COVID-19. Use your best judgment to estimate how your revenue was impacted by comparing your sales this year to your sales last year, or if a newer business, comparing your actual sales to your projected sales. Description and budget showing how the grant will be used. Number of employees now and prior to pandemic (Prior to March 1, 2020) Years in business at your location. Agreement by Grantee: 1. As part of the grant approval, the recipients agree to a request for feedback on how the grant supported their business and interview for collected stories and the impact of the grant. 2. Grant recipient agrees to providing documentation of how the grant was spent within 30 days of the award or as soon as applicable.
City of Tarpon Springs
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Small Business

Endurance Grant

THE APPLICATION PERIOD FOR THIS GRANT HAS EXPIRED AND FUNDING HAS BEEN EXHAUSTED. Contact Information: Telephone: 727-943-1162 Email: EnduranceGrant@ctsfl.us The Endurance Grant Program is a one-time, $1,000 grant to eligible small businesses on a first come-first served basis. The application period HAS EXPIRED! Approved Applications will be funded on a first-come first-served basis until funds are exhausted or through the application deadline - whichever occurs first. If you have additional questions after reviewing this page, please leave a detailed message at the telephone number above or email EnduranceGrant@ctsfl.us. Your message or email will be returned in the order in which it is received. Grant Application Fact Sheet Eligible Businesses Criteria: Business is public-facing (e.g., including retail, restaurant, bar, gym fitness center, brewery, distillery, and personal services such as beauty and nail salons), and is directly impacted by the public health requirements of COVID-19. A public facing business is considered one to have been affected by the Governor’s executive orders 20-68, 20-71, 20-91, and Pinellas County’s Safer at Home Resolution 20-20. Principal place of business must be within the incorporated limits of the City of Tarpon Springs (physical storefront). Business must have 50 or fewer employees prior to March 1. Business must demonstrate a loss in revenue and is in need of working capital to continue operations. Businesses that are temporarily closed are eligible for payment of rent/mortgage or other ongoing expenses. Business must have no outstanding code enforcement fines. Business must have a current business tax license. Eligible businesses without a current license must apply and pay the requisite fees to be considered for a grant. For application and renewal information: https://www.ctsfl.us/building%20development.htm A business owner owning multiple businesses is eligible for only one grant, not one grant per business. If additional funding is made available, the City may allow for additional grants. Ineligible Businesses: Franchises and national chain stores/restaurants Non-profit organizations Home occupation and virtual businesses Eligible Grant Uses: Working capital Payroll Making required debt payments Rent, lease, or mortgage payments Marketing Setting up e-commerce platform Inventory Grants may not be used for: Personal uses Uses for purposes that are prohibited by federal, state, or local law or regulation Application Documentation: Documentation required with the grant application includes: Business Tax License number IRS Form W-9 (Download) Documented loss of revenue. Your business must have experienced a loss of revenue to be eligible for a grant. Provide your estimate of revenue loss due to COVID-19. Use your best judgment to estimate how your revenue was impacted by comparing your sales this year to your sales last year, or if a newer business, comparing your actual sales to your projected sales. Description and budget showing how the grant will be used. Number of employees now and prior to pandemic (Prior to March 1, 2020) Years in business at your location. Agreement by Grantee: 1. As part of the grant approval, the recipients agree to a request for feedback on how the grant supported their business and interview for collected stories and the impact of the grant. 2. Grant recipient agrees to providing documentation of how the grant was spent within 30 days of the award or as soon as applicable.
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