Relief Grants for Retail Businesses & Restaurants

For businesses in:

Within Miami-Dade County District 5

Provided by:

Miami-Dade County

Ideal for:

Retail and Restaurants

$1,000 grants for retail businesses and restaurants located in Miami-Dade County District 5.

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  • $1,000 grants to be used for rent or mortgage payments of commercial spaces.
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To be eligible for this grant, businesses must:

  • Be located within District 5 - verify that your business is located in District 5 here
  • Be one of the following types of businesses:
  • Have been deemed nonessential by Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s emergency orders issued on March 19, 2020: Art supply stores, craft supply stores, barbers, beauty salons, nail salons, bookstores, clothing boutiques, jewelry stores, music supply stores, souvenir stores, spas, sporting goods stores, tutoring centers, performance arts studios, toy stores and children’s stores, restaurants, bakeries, cafes, and coffee shops
  • Have between 2-10 employees, including the owner as of the date of closure
  • Have been in operation for at least 1 year
  • Be a for-profit business. Non-profit agencies can not apply
  • Have a physical address - P.O. box as mailing address only
  • Operate in a rented or owned commercial space

The following businesses are not eligible for this grant:

  • Home-based businesses
  • Essential businesses allowed to remain open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Independent contractors
  • Businesses that are not in District 5, or relocate out of District 5 during the process
  • Businesses that are a part of a national chain

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In response to COVID-19, Commissioner Higgins launched the District 5 Retail Relief Program in place of the 2020 Mom and Pop Program. This program provides financial relief to retail businesses deemed "nonessential" and ordered to close during the pandemic, as well as restaurants.

Not sure if your business is located in Miami-Dade County Commissioner District 5? Enter you business address under "Who Is My Commissioner?" on this site to learn which district your business is located in.

Application Submission Details:

  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis
  • All applications must be submitted via email to
  • Paper applications that are mailed or dropped off at the office will not be accepted
  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted
  • District 5 has the right to stop accepting applications before the final deadline if quota of eligible applications has been exceeded
  • All applicants will be notified via email of the results of the District 5 Retail Relief Program

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  • Identifying Information page Employee Roster
  • Employee Roster
  • Application Questions
  • Request for Opinion (ONLY if you serve on a Miami-Dade County Board or you're a
  • Miami-Dade County employee)
  • Copy of of Sunbiz page showing business has been in operation for at least 1 year
  • Copy of active State of Florida Corporation and/or Fictitious Name (Can be found on SunBiz if applicable)
  • Copy of current year's Miami-Dade County Business Tax (LBT) certificate or paid receipt
  • Copy of City License (City of Miami or City of Miami Beach) or paid receipt
  • Copy of your State of Florida Professional License if it applies to your business. You may find your license here
  • Copy of Photo ID (driver’s license or State ID)
  • W-9 for your business
  • Photo of the outside of the business / commercial space