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Overview

Community-based small businesses are the backbone of the community. Hillsborough County’s Rebuild Community-Based Businesses Grant Program will provide immediate relief to community-based, small businesses impacted by civil unrest during the weekend of May 29, 2020. Selected qualified applicants will be able to receive reimbursement grants of up to $50,000 to repair, restock, and reopen businesses.

The grants are intended retain existing businesses and jobs, encourage investment by the private sector, stabilize the areas impacted by the civil unrest, and eliminate and prevent the spread of blight and deterioration.

Eligibility

Eligible Expenses:

  • Must be incurred on or after May 30, 2020
  • Must be directly related to repairing, restocking and reopening a business that was damaged by civil unrest
  • May include damaged and stolen inventory replacement (verified by police report), physical repairs, signage, painting, furniture, fixtures and equipment, etc.
  • Must be actual cash expenses –in-kind services are not eligible for reimbursement
  • Please refer to the documents below for the detailed requirements regarding eligible expenses

Eligible Applicants:

  • Must be a privately-held small business or sole proprietor, independently-owned and operated, located in Hillsborough County (no publicly-traded businesses)
  • Must have less than 25 full time employees or equivalent FTEs during the most recent pay period prior to May 29, 2020
  • Must have suffered damage due to civil unrest of the weekend of May 29, 2020 as evidenced by official police report
  • May be either for-profit or non-profit entities
  • Must be reopen for business at the time of program award
  • Must have been in operation since before January 1, 2020
  • Must be without any outstanding financial obligation to Hillsborough County and/or any form of court judgment or order against the applicant in favor of Hillsborough County
  • Please refer to the documents below for the detailed requirements regarding eligible applicants

How To

  1. Review the grant guidelines
  2. Complete required pre-application screening by submitting a request for application assistance (indicate you are inquiring about the REBUILD Grant Program in the Notes section) or calling (813) 204-9267. A Hillsborough County business consultant will contact you to discuss the program and the process.
  3. Complete the application
  4. Submit the pre-screened application package by following the instructions on the application

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