The application cycle for the Small Business Relief Grant closed on Tuesday, June 30. The City will begin evaluating grant applications and contacting applicants after the July 4th holiday.
The City of Monroe has established the Monroe CARES grant program to disburse CARES Act funds to businesses and non-profits affected by the COVID-19 crisis. This program will disburse $60,000 to Monroe businesses through the Small Business Relief Grant. Grants are anticipated to be awarded between $1,000 and $5,000.
The Small Business Relief Grant will give priority to businesses that have not been eligible for Federal, State and County grant funds. Grant funds must cover costs associated with the impact of COVID-19, such as rent, utilities, payroll and business licensing fees. “Our highest priority right now is getting our entire community up and running as quickly as possible and as safely as possible,” said Mayor Geoffrey Thomas. "Providing support for our business community, especially those that have not received assistance from other grant funds, will help get us there."
To begin the Small Business Relief Grant application process, please go to the grant application. Applicants are encouraged to download the application before beginning, as the form cannot be saved in its web page status.