Small Diverse Business Emergency Relief Fund

Eligibility Criteria

To Qualify:

  • Applicant has not received PPP, EIDL or other COVID relief grant funds
  • Applicant was in business prior to February 2020
  • Business must be owned at least 51% by a minority or woman
  • Business must be an active enterprise as validated by the NC Secretary of State or other verifiable documentation
  • Business must be based in North Carolina
  • Applicant must demonstrate economic injury from COVID-19 Pandemic


Conditions:

  • Grants are expected to be issued in the range of up to $1,000.
  • Applications will be reviewed by an internal review committee
  • Must apply via web application. Additional documentation may be required
  • Only one application per business and per business owner
  • Grant applications will be reviewed in the order they are received
  • Funds may be used to cover rent, utilities, or other operational expenses impacted by a decline in business due to COVID-19.


Required Documents:

  • Copy of Bill or Invoice (must include the address of the bill holder)
  • Copy of Driver’s License or Valid ID (passport, visa, etc.)
  • Copy of January business bank statement


Use of Grants:

  • May cover rent, utilities, or other operational expenses that may be impacted by a decline in business due to COVID19.

After reading the eligibility criteria, do you wish to proceed to the application or cancel?