WATCH: Brevard County Offers CARES Act Grants for Small Businesses, Nonprofits Impacted by COVID-19

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Applicants must have had 50 or fewer employees as of January 1, 2020

ABOVE VIDEO: Small businesses and nonprofit organizations may be eligible for grants of up to $10,000 to offset expenses and lost revenue related to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Small businesses and nonprofit organizations may be eligible for grants of up to $10,000 to offset expenses and lost revenue related to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

On July 7, 2020, the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) allocated $10 million through the CARES Act fund for local governments to a Small Business and Non-Profit Economic Relief Program.

CARES Act funding will be made available to small businesses and nonprofit organizations that meet eligibility requirements established by the BOCC for Brevard’s Small Business and Nonprofit Economic Relief Program and Specific priorities intended to advance economic development in Brevard County.

To be eligible through the Small Business and Nonprofit Economic Relief Program, the small business:

■ Must be physically located in Brevard County

■ Must have had 50 or fewer employees as of January 1, 2020

■ Must have been negatively impacted financially by the COVID-19 public health emergency

■ Must be enrolled in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security E-Verify program

Applicant’s revenue losses or expenses utilized to establish program eligibility and grant amount must not have been reimbursed through the Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loan, Small Business Administration (SBA) Debt Relief Program or other similar federal and state programs.

Nonprofits that are eligible must be a 501(c)(3), 501(c)(6) or a 501(c)(19) as designated by Internal Revenue Code.

The application period runs through Monday, Aug. 10. Google Chrome is recommended for online applications at www.brevardfl.gov/BrevardCARES

For more information, call 321-350-9194 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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