Volusia County hosts panel discussions to provide information to the community about financial assistance that’s available to businesses that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
The County of Volusia has allocated up to $10 million in emergency relief to support local businesses with a commercial presence within the County who have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds are available as part of the Coronavirus Aids, Relief, and Economic Security ("CARES") Act federal stimulus package. As a part of that relief, the County is offering emergency financial support through the Relaunch Volusia: Small Business Reopening Grant Program on a first come first serve basis.
The Volusia County Council approved a $2.5 million grant program to assist nonprofit agencies, including 501(c)(3) churches and veterans organizations, in the county that have sustained financial impacts from the coronavirus crisis. Qualifying nonprofits may apply for a one-time assistance grant. Qualifying nonprofits that have up to 25 full-time employees or the part-time equivalent may be eligible to receive a one-time grant of $3,000. Qualifying nonprofits with 26 or more full-time employees or the part-time equivalent may be eligible for a one-time grant of $5,000. Assistance will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.
Assistance is available to all Volusia County non-profit organizations if their total economic loss is greater than any CARES Act funds that have been or will be received.
$3 million in emergency financial support has been allocated to help home-based businesses. Businesses must:
Home-based businesses that meet the eligibility criteria can qualify for a one-time grant of $1,500 that can be used to offset the negative financial impact they experienced and to help defray the cost of reopening or relaunching their business.
Owners of home-based businesses in Volusia County that have or are in the process of receiving a COVID-19 rent or mortgage assistance grant from the county don’t qualify for the home-based business grant program.
The application, along with a complete list of the eligibility criteria, is posted at https://www.volusiabusinessresources.com.