Small Business Assistance Program

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The Small Business Assistance Program will provide assistance to Gadsden County local, small businesses with less restraint than the CARES Program guidelines. This program will assist Gadsden County small businesses that have experienced a loss of revenue or increased expenditures due to COVID-19; and, the pandemic’s economic impact on the community. In this new program, Small Business Assistance Program, a qualifying business can be a home-based business or a brick-and-mortar type business. With the focus on small businesses, the applicant must have less than 100 employees, and not be a publicly traded company or a component of a publicly traded company.  The program eligibility and documentation requirements are the following:

Eligibility and Documentation Requirements:
  • Business owner owning 20% or more of the business must submit copy of Florida Driver’s License, State ID or other document validating that the business is located in Gadsden County.
  • Submit tax returns or other business records reflecting loss of revenue in 2020 compared to 2019, or increased expenditures due to operating in a COVID-19 environment.
  • Submit attestation that the business was operational prior to March 1, 2020 and that it is currently operational.
  • Submit most recent full-month’s payroll register or record, validating less than 100 employees.
  • Submit signed Attestation (by owner or principal) that the reported losses are accurate, valid, and true.
  • All grant award totals will be reduced by the amount of any Payroll Protection Program (PPP) or other COVID 19 related funding received by the applicant.
  • Applicant must complete and submit an IRS W-9 Form prior to receipt of funding.
Terms and Conditions

The Small Business Assistance Program is now closed to new applications.

Have questions about an Assistance Program or application?  Visit the FAQ page to find more information.

Gadsden County American

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9 E. Jefferson Street Suite B

Quincy, FL 32351

(850) 273-7989

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