Aid for Small Businesses & Nonprofits with Less Than 20 Employees

For businesses in:


Provided by:

Broward County

Ideal for:

Small Business & Nonprofit Grant Seekers

One-time grants of up to $15K for small business owners and nonprofit organizations.

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December 2, 2020


  • One-time grants in amounts of $5,000, $10,000, or $15,000.
  • Grant amount is based on the number of employees. 
  • Grants available to reimburse the costs of interruption related expenditures caused by COVID-19. 
  • Free technical assistance from Broward County-identified partners to assist with application process and eligibility criteria.

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  • Revenue below $1.5 million and priority will be given to firms whose revenue is below $1 million.
  • Be based in Broward County (priority given to those in Prosperity Broward Zip Codes: 33023, 33069, 33309, 33311, 33313, and 33319).
  • Be a for-profit business or non-profit business.
  • Have been in operation since October 1, 2019.
  • Be legally registered, fully licensed, and up to date on tax payments/filings through 2018.
  • Have been forced to close (deemed non-essential) by the government, experienced economic injury or voluntarily closed to support social distancing due to COVID-19.
  • Have received $15,000 or less of assistance through the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), or State of Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Programs (priority will be given to those who received no EIDL, PPP or State of Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Assistance).
  • Employs 20 employees or less.
  • Businesses must attest that they have not received more than $5000 in small business funding assistance from any other Broward County Municipality using dedicated CARES Act Funding.

Visit the information page to see all businesses that are ineligible for funding.

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Application for the program must be made through the Broward portal. The Broward portal will accept ONE application per business EIN. Only completed applications will be reviewed. To begin the applicaton either sign in or created an account.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with a technical assistance provider before completing the application - you can do that here.

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The organizations listed below are Axis Coalition Members and are ready to help you at no cost.

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Depending on the business type, applicants will need to attach the following to their application:

  • Signed W-9: the name of the business on the W-9 must match the business name in Sunbiz, on this application, and on the current Broward County tax receipt.
  • Florida ID: a scanned copy of the front of the applicant's Florida driver's license or identification card. The name must match the applicant name for this application, as well as one of the names associated with the business in Sunbiz.

Business tax returns as follows:

  • Sole Proprietorship: Form 1040, US Individual Income Tax Return, Sch. C, Profit or Loss from Business.
  • Partnerships: Form 1065, U.S. Return of Partnership Income, Schedule K-1, Partners Share of Income, Deductions and Credits.
  • Corporations: Form 1120, U.S. Corporation Income Tax Return.
  • S Corporations: Form 1120S, U.S. S-Corporation Income Tax Return.

Proof of economic injury: evidence of economic injury due to COVID-19. This can be:

  • Quarterly Profit & Loss (P&L) statements from both January-March 2020 and April-June 2020; 
  • OR Quarterly Form 941s from both January-March 2020 and April-June 2020 (Taxpayer ID on these forms must match both W-9 and Sunbiz).
  • Broward County 2019 tax receipt: applicant must show they are up to date with County taxes to receive funding through this program.
  • Proof of employee count (for businesses of 2-20 employees ONLY): Must provide a Form W-3 or quarterly Form 941 from January-March 2020. (Taxpayer ID on these documents must match both W-9 and Sunbiz).