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Mom and Pop Small Business Grant Program: District 3

Grants and In-Kind Services to Florida Small Businesses
in Eligible Regions to Promote Economic Viability

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Miami Dade County - Office of Management and Budget

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Deadline Date:

02/24/20 4:00 PM - Hand delivery


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Grants of up to $10,000 and in-kind services to Florida small businesses in eligible regions to promote economic viability. Funding may be used for a broad range of purchases and business development activities. Technical assistance is offered to grantees. Businesses must be located in District 3 of Miami-Dade County.

The Miami Dade County Mom And Pop Small Business Grant Program was created by Neighbors And Neighbors Association, Inc. in 1999 to provide financial and technical assistance to qualified small businesses that are approved for funding. This program has allowed small owned and operated businesses the opportunity to interact with local government under favorable conditions, and this relationship will ultimately bridge the gap between the two entities.

The program provides financial assistance to further the economic viability of recipients. Technical assistance is made available at no charge, to small businesses in order to create a better working and business environment, promote economic development opportunities, educate owners about various county-funded programs and projects, form/foster better working relationships among small business owners, retain and eventually create more jobs, offer the necessary training that small business owners so desperately need to become more efficient and competitive, etc.

Eligible Use of Funding:

  • Inventory/Supplies
  • Business Equipment
  • Marketing/Advertising
  • Liability Insurance
  • Minor Interior/Exterior Renovations
  • Security System for commercial space only
  • Work Vehicle (pick up truck or cargo van) must be registered in the business name
  • Professional Services (Accounting, Business Training, and Seminars, and events)
  • Lease or mortgage for commercial space only

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182988

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $10,000 per business

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility and Requirements:
- All businesses must be located in the specified county commission district
- Business must be in operation for at least 1 year
- Must be a for-profit business
- Must not be part of a national chain
- A physical address is required. No P.O Box as mailing address allowed.
- Home-based businesses can apply
- The Selection Committee can consider special projects.

Automatic Disqualification:
- Businesses that relocate out of the district during the process.
- Applications will not be accepted after deadline.
- Nonprofit agencies can not apply.
- More than one application submitted for the same owner(s), family member, or partners.

Ineligible Use of Funding:
- Rental Deposits
- Late Payment Fees
- Purchase of Alcohol, Tobacco or Medicine
- Salaries
- Debts
- Property taxes
- County, City and or State license
- And any and all others not listed in the eligible use above.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Information Workshop:

All businesses applying for funding are encouraged to attend this workshop, to learn about the program requirements. All questions will be answered only during this time.

Attending the workshop does not guarantee your business will receive funding.

February 13, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.
Neighbors And Neighbors Association (NANA)
Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall Social and Economic Institute
5120 NW 24th Ave.
Miami, FL 33142

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are available now through Feb. 14. Completed applications will be accepted starting Feb. 17 through 4 p.m. Feb. 24.

Hand deliver application to District Office or NANA

Data Universal Numbering System number, known as a DUNS number are required at the time of application.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Completed applications will be accepted at:
Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson District Office
Joseph Caleb Center
5400 NW 22nd Ave 7th Floor
Miami, FL 33142

Neighbors And Neighbors Association (NANA)
5120 NW 24th Ave.

For more information, call
Victoria Goss

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Florida: Miami-Dade County (District 3)

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