FAQ

Before you apply, please read the criteria and FAQ

Criteria.

Businesses will be evaluated based on the following criteria: 

Location

Businesses must offer services or be physically* located in Central Georgia. 
Central Georgia BBSF defines physical locations as a commercial property that is rented or owned for the purpose of business operations and is separate from the owner’s home address. Property must have been rented or owned at least 6 months prior to March 2020. If a business does not have a physical location, it must offer services to the Central Georgia Community. And the business owner must be a resident currently living in Central Georgia.

Time

Businesses must have been in business (operating) at least 6 months prior to March 2020, re business license.

Employees

Businesses can be sole proprietors or have up to 25 employees. 

Eligibility

For Profit businesses in Middle Georgia only. Must provide a valid Business License. Small business owners will be prioritized.

Need

Funding amounts will be determined based on the above factors as well as criteria including physical location and access to local and federal emergency assistance where necessary.

  • Businesses without a physical location are eligible for up to $1000

  • Businesses with a physical location are eligible for up to $2500.

Frequently asked questions

What are the size of the awards?


Central Georgia BBSF defines physical locations as a commercial property that is rented or owned for the purpose of business operations and is separate from the owner’s home address. Property must have been rented or owned at least 6 months prior to March 2020. Businesses without a physical location are eligible for up to $1000 and businesses with a physical location are eligible for up to $2500.




Can I modify my application after it has been submitted?


No all application submissions are final.




How will applicants be notified?


Grant applicants will be notified via email when their application is submitted. Once the review process is complete, business will be emailed or mailed on the final decision.




If my business has multiple owners, do we receive multiple grants?


No.




If I have multiple businesses, can i receive multiple grants?


No.




Does the grant have to be used for specific purposes, or just anything related to my business?


Business support grants should be used based on the goals outlined in the application.




How soon will I be notified that I am awarded or not awarded?


We will notify applicants of awards by July 28, 2020.




Do I have to pay back the money that I receive?


No. This is a grant opportunity funded by the Central Georgia COVID Relief Fund.




If I do not have a physical location, am I eligible to receive funding?


Yes. Businesses without a physical location are eligible for up to $1000. Businesses with a physical location are eligible for up to $2500.




If I am a non-profit, am I eligible to receive funding?


No. This fund is for for-profit businesses only.





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Deadline: Friday July 17, 2020

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