Pre-applications for City of Tampa relief grants for businesses remain open

Posted at 9:08 PM, Jun 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 21:24:32-04

Earlier in the month, the City of Tampa opened a second round of its relief fund to help small businesses who are still struggling to rebound from the coronavirus pandemic.

The grant program aims to help businesses keep their doors open until federal funding arrives.

Eligible businesses could receive up to $4,000 for rent and up to $1,000 to help with expenses.

The pre-application process will be accepted until noon on Tuesday, June 30.

To qualify, businesses must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be located within a City of Tampa low income census tract or a community redevelopment area (CRA). See Map.
  2. Be one of the ‘critically impacted’ business sectors (bars, restaurants, personal service providers, etc.) or were required to close per the Governor’s Order.
  3. Been continuously operating for at least 12 months prior to February 1, 2020.
  4. Have annual revenue of not more than $350,000

Note: Number of employees is not an eligibility criterion.
You must submit the following documentation to apply. Please collect in advance.

  • Driver’s License or government-issued ID
  • Copy of last Business Tax Return (first two pages only) or a copy of I-990 for non-profit agencies
  • If a Sole Proprietorship and/or 1099 contractor, you will need to include the following:
    • Copy of most recent Tax Return first two pages
    • Schedule 1
    • Schedule 2
    • Schedule 3, 4, or 5 (if applicable)
    • Schedule C
  • For eligible applicants, the following documents are required to complete the grant payment processed:
  • Copy of lease OR Mortgage payment invoice, including landlord/lender address and phone number
  • Most recent Utility Bill (may include TECO, cable, internet service provider, or other similar business-required utility service providers)

For more information or to apply, click here.