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Mom and Pop Small Business Grant Program: District 12

Grants and Technical Assistance to Florida Small Businesses
in Eligible Locations for Economic Development

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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Miami Dade County - Office of Management and Budget

Conf. Date:

02/17/21

Deadline Date:

02/25/21 4:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $2,500 and technical assistance to Florida small businesses in eligible locations to support economic and business development. Funding is intended for marketing, supplies, equipment, business necessities, and to assist with minor renovations. This grant program is intended to assist small businesses in District 12 of Miami-Dade County.

The program provides financial assistance to further the economic viability of recipients. Funding may be used to purchase:

  • 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 (CPA, Business Training, Seminars, and events)
  • Commercial property lease or mortgage only

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. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185174

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $2,500 per business.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All businesses must be located in District 12 and meet the following eligible criteria:
- Business must be in operation for at least 1 year.
- Must be a for-profit business.
- 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 disqualifications:
- Businesses that relocate out of the district during the process.
- Applications will not be accepted after deadline.
- Businesses that received funding two (2) years in a row must sit out one year.
- Nonprofit agencies cannot apply.
- More than one application submitted for the same owner(s), family member, or partners.
- Must not be part of a national chain

Ineligible use of funds:
- 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:

Informational Zoom Workshop

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

There will be an Informational Zoom Workshop explaining program requirements on:
February 17, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
Meeting ID: 917 7806 7382
https://zoom.us/j/91778067382

Pre-Application Information:

Applications available online only February 8, 2021 through February 19, 2021

Completed application packages will be accepted from February 22nd – February 25th. Applications will only be accepted from 9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Provide: Data Universal Numbering System, known as DUNS number or proof applied for is REQUIRED at the time of application. Apply via email at: https://www.dnb.com/dunsnumber/get-a-duns.html Contact Number: 844-235-9191

Contact Information:

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

Hand deliver application in a sealed envelope to
District Office
8345 NW 12th Street
Miami, FL 33128
Phone: 305-599-1200

For additional information contact
Olga Hernandez at the District office 305-599-1200 or
Victoria Goss at Neighbors And Neighbors Association (NANA) at 305-756-0605

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Florida: Miami-Dade County, District 12

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