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Mom and Pop Small Business Grant Program: District 4

Grants to Florida Small Businesses
in Eligible Areas to Improve Operations

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Miami Dade County - Office of Management and Budget

Deadline Date:

02/19/21 12:00 PM Noon


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Grants to Florida small businesses in eligible locations to promote economic development. Funding is intended to purchase equipment, supplies, and other business necessities, and to assist with minor renovations. The goal of the program is to provide financial and technical assistance that offers small businesses in District 4 of Miami-Dade County the opportunity to engage with local governments under positive conditions ultimately bridging the gap between the two entities.

Technical assistance is made available 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.

Eligible Use of Funding: 

  • Inventory / Supplies
  • Business Equipment
  • Marketing / Advertising
  • Commercial Liability Insurance
  • Minor Interior / Exterior Renovations
  • Security System
  • Work Vehicle (must be purchased and registered under the business name)
  • Professional Services 
  • Rent/Lease or Mortgage 
  • Salaries

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182989

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All businesses must be located in District 4 and meet the following eligibility criteria:
1. In business for at least two year(s) (include proof – i.e. printout).
2. Businesses that have received this grant two or more times are NOT eligible for grant dollars.
3. A photocopy of State of Florida Business License (Issued by Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Department of Health, or whichever Department your business is regulated by).
4. A photocopy of Business Owner’s Driver’s License.
5. Cannot have more than seven (7) full-time employees.
6. Cannot be a part of a national chain.
7. Have no more than two (2) businesses.
8. Submit photocopies for the current year and past TWO fiscal years of Miami-Dade County Business Tax License and Municipality license is located in a Municipality at the time of application. Business name on the application must match the one on the license.
9. A physical address is required. P.O. Box as a mailing address is NOT allowed.
10. Applicant must apply in the district where the business is located.
11. Home-based businesses can apply.
12. Only one application per business.
13. Non-profit agencies cannot apply.
14. Businesses that relocate out of the district during the application, award and payment processing of the grant will be disqualified.
15. Business or owner must not have a delinquent loan with Miami-Dade County or a County funded department or agency.

Ineligible uses of funding:
- Rental Deposits
-Late Payment Fees
- Local or State Licenses
- Taxes
- Purchase of Alcohol, Tobacco, or Medicine
- Utility bills

Pre-Application Information:

Completed applications will be accepted from February 1, 2021, through 12 noon on February 19, 2021.

Guidelines for the Mom and Pop Small Business Grant Program require that each approved recipient attend a mandatory business training workshop.

Contact Information:

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

Completed original applications will be accepted at the District 4 Office:

Commissioner Sally A. Heyman, District 4
1380 NE Miami Gardens Drive, Suite 282
Miami, FL 33179

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USA: Florida: Miami-Dade County (District 4)

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