Covid-19: Business Recovery Resources

The City understands local business is being impacted by the COVID-19 Virus. Efforts to prevent the spread of the virus is likely impacting your business activity. A good place to find available business resources and related links are located here. These federal, state, county, local, chambers of commerce and general resources are available to support businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. Learn more about how these programs can assist your business as well as how to access the resources. Brought to you by the Volusia Business Resources - Covid-19 Center .

County Resources - Click here

This link provides updates from Volusia County government’s public information network, job seeker services from CareerSource Flagler Volusia, and links to employment search sites.

NEW COUNTY GRANT OPPORTUNITY

Relaunch Volusia: Small Business Reopening Grant Program

The grant application will be made available on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 9:00am . Access by clicking this link  - online grant application.

The County of Volusia is allocating 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. Qualifying businesses may be eligible to receive a one-time Reopening Grant Program grant of $3,000 to help them recover from the negative financial consequences resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and relaunch their Volusia County business.  Click here to view ReLaunch Volusia - Application Small Business Grant Criteria.


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Since this grant is offered on a first come first serve basis, it is important that you complete the application and have all required attachments uploaded as soon as possible to secure your application review spot.

Below are the criteria and documents/descriptions needed for this application. You must meet this criteria and upload all of the required documents to be eligible for this grant. Documents in digital format are required, so if you do not have access to scan a document, take a photo with your phone and upload.

Criteria:
  • Located within Volusia County in commercial/industrial space.
  • Not a home-based business.
  • Not a tax exempt organization.
  • Businesses less than 25 full-time employees will qualify for the $3,000 grant - need to provide a description of up to $3K in unreimbursed negative impact - description required.
  • Businesses between 26-50 full-time employees will qualify the the $5,000 grant - need to provide a description of up to $5K in unreimbursed negative impact -  description required.
  • Provide date your business was established - date required.
  • Building Industry/NAICS Code - code required. Look up your code number here.
  • If applicable, also possess city/town Business Tax Receipt, or exempt. If you don’t have a copy of your City of Port Orange Business Tax Receipt, contact us asap at (386) 506-5612 - document required if not exempt.
  • Possess Volusia County Business Tax Receipt or a reference number for in-process Business Tax Receipt applications, or exempt.  - document required if not exempt. Click here to download.
  • Provide explanation of financial loss - description required.
  • Provide explanation of special measures to continue/reopen - description required.
  • Possess FL Business Registration Number or explanation for exemption - document required. Click here to download.
  • Provide most recent Form 941 (or 943 for Ag) for applicant business - document required.
  • Provide completed W-9 Form - Document required. Click here to fill out and download form.

State Resources - Click here

This link provides available state resources for emergency loans, business damage surveys, unemployment, employer short-term compensation programs, updates from the Governor’s office for affected small businesses, and information related to essential businesses and services. Contact the organization managing each resource for specific details. This section will be updated as new information becomes available.

Federal Resources  - Click here

Included are a portion of the economic relief package of programs and funding resources as part of the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act for small businesses, non-profits and individuals. This section will be updated as new information becomes available.