Small and Medium Business Relief Grant
Alachua County has allocated $15 million of the CARES Act federal funding award to be used for small and medium business relief grants for Alachua County businesses. Each eligible small business (25 or fewer employees) may be awarded up to $10,000 and each eligible medium business (26-50 employees) may be awarded up to $15,000 in assistance in the initial round of distributions.
Brief Description of Primary Eligibility Requirements:
Alachua County Headquarters
Headquarters address is within Alachua County
Business filed one of these tax forms in 2019
Form 990 for Not-for-profits
Schedule C or F attached to Form 1040 for sole proprietorships or LLCs
Form 1065 for Partnerships
Form 1120S for S Corporations
Form 1120 for C Corporations
Business must have physical address outside of owner's home (not a home-based buiness)
50 or fewer employees on March 1, 2020
Small businesses have 25 or fewer employees and medium businesses have 26-50 employees
Independent contractors do not count towards employee count
Documented economic loss due to COVID-19 public health emergency
Net loss during period impacted by COVID-19 (but not before March 1, 2020) through August 31, 2020
Business is compliant with all city/county/state business taxes, licenses, or registrations.
Business is in compliance with Alachua County's Emergency Order related to COVID-19
Brief Description of Documentation Needed
- Completed and signed Form W9
- Filed 2019 tax return
- Payroll report including March 1, 2020 by employee with SSNs redacted
- Monthly Profit and Loss statements for March 1, 2020 through August 31, 2020
- Required business tax receipt(s) and/or licenses
- Documentation of PPP loan or other federal/state/local grants or assistance specific to COVID-19
Important Items to Note
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All documentation must be uploaded as a part of the initial application. Missing documentation will delay your award and or result in application denial, requiring resubmittal of entire application.
The funding awarded is Federal Grant Funding and as such, misuse or abuse of this application may result in legal consequences including prosecution and fines.
Per IRS instructions, the grant is a taxable grant and a Form 1099G will be issued to the IRS and the business.