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Deadline for current phase of St. Pete Fighting Chance Fund is Tuesday

Expanded eligibility coming June 23
Posted at 5:26 AM, Jun 16, 2020

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The deadline for small businesses and individuals to apply for help under the current phase of the St. Petersburg Fighting Chance Fund is Tuesday.

The city program provides grants of $5,000 to impacted eligible businesses and $500 to impacted eligible individuals.

Current eligibility for small businesses:

  • Local, independent business as defined by the following criteria:
  • Business must be registered in the State of Florida, with the majority of the business' ownership being either held by private individuals or a privately held company (i.e., not publicly traded).
  • Business must make independent decisions regarding its name signage, brand, appearance, purchasing, practices, hiring, and distribution, and must be solely responsible for paying its own rent, marketing, and other business expenses without assistance from a corporate headquarters outside of St. Petersburg.
  • Business must have no more than three franchises or outlet (with the same name).

Click here to apply.

Current eligibility for individuals:

  • Resident of the City of St. Petersburg

Click here to apply.

According to the city's website, applications with program changes and expanded eligibility are coming Tuesday, June 23. If you previously applied and your application was denied, you can reapply if you meet the new criteria.

Click here for more information on those changes.