Miami Beach offers grants to Small Businesses. Do you qualify?

On Monday, June 15th, the City of Miami Beach will be accepting applications for the City’s grant aimed to help Miami Beach small businesses affected by the pandemic.

The program aims to avoid job losses and assist those small businesses affected by emergency orders and business closures by providing working capital to help retain jobs held by low-income residents.

Recipients will receive grants up to $10,000 to use for any business expense, including payroll, utilities, rent payments, and COVID-related expenditures. Click here to apply for the Miami Beach Small Business Grant.  Applications will be accepted beginning Monday, June 15 at 9 a.m. and close on Friday, June 26 at 5 p.m.

Do you qualify?

To qualify, you must:

▢ Between 2 – 5 employees (including the business owner)

▢ Valid Miami Beach business tax receipt (BTR) since February 1, 2019

▢ Good standing with the City’s Code Compliance and Finance departments

▢ Only “nonessential” businesses forced to stop operating during the pandemic, pursuant to an emergency order (i.e. no restaurants, banks, grocers, etc.)

▢ Ability to retain or create, for a minimum of 12 months, one employee that resides in a Miami Beach household earning no more than 80% area median income (AMI)

Applications must be complete by June 26th at 5:00pm and email to MBbiz@miamibeachfl.gov.

For more information, go to https://www.miamibeachfl.gov/business/.

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