To mitigate the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Mayor Muriel Bowser issued Mayor’s Order 2020-053 requiring the temporary closure of the on-site operation of all non-essential businesses. The Order is effective March 25, 2020, at 10:00 p.m., through June 8, 2020.
DHCD SMALL BUSINESS COVID19 ECONOMIC RELIEF GRANT PROGRAM
*APPLICATION DEADLINE May 29, 2020*
|Eligibility||- Defined as a small business as defined by the SBA|
|- For profit businesses located in Wards 7 and 8 in Washington DC|
|- Businesses located in a low-moderate area census tract, serves a low/moderate clientele and provides jobs to low-moderate individuals.|
|- Businesses in need of short term working capital to avoid job loss caused by business closures related to social distancing.|
|- Demonstrated need for working capital to retain jobs held by low and moderate income persons|
|Prohibitive Businesses||- Liquor, tobacco stores, cannabis dispensaries, adult entertainment, banks, financial services and e-commerce or seasonal businesses|
|Threshold Requirements||- Must not have any judgements, outstanding tax debt of more than $200 without a payment plan, lawsuits or pending lawsuits with the District of Columbia.|
|- Applicants must self-certify tax history and the District reserves the right to deny to deny funding based on tax history.|
|Maximum Grant Award||- Up to a overall maximum of $10,000|
|Eligible Uses||- Short term working capital to fund wages to avoid job loss caused by business closures or reduction in business due to social distancing, rent, utilities, interim operating expenses.|
Your business must fall under the federal definition of a “small business” as set forth by the Small Business Administration (SBA).
You qualify if: