Escambia CARES Business Emergency Financial Assistance Grant
Funding for the Escambia CARES Business Emergency Financial Assistance Grant will be available in amounts of $7,500 for small businesses with up to 25 employees and $15,000 for small businesses with 26-50 employees.
The application process for the Escambia CARES Business Emergency Financial Assistance Grant will open Friday, Sept. 25, and continue through Tuesday, Sept. 29. The application will be available online at myescambia.com/CARES and will be available in select in-person locations. Those locations will be determined at the next Board of County Commissioners’ meeting on Thursday, Sept. 17.
Businesses wishing to apply for this grant will need to supply:
- A current W-9 form
- Financial documents including a 2019 tax return, IRS form 941 from the first quarter of 2020 or a sole proprietor statement
- Documentation of the amount of loans received from the Paycheck Protection Program
- An active state business registration, license or other documentation of the businesses’ ability to operate in Florida
These grants are part of a larger funding allocation to Escambia County by the federal CARES Act via the State of Florida. Escambia County has been initially allocated more than $14.32 million in funding. The Board of Commissioners has committed half of this funding will go directly to the county’s residents and businesses in the form of direct payments.