Downtown Small Business Reopening Microgrant Program

The Miami Downtown Development Authority (Miami DDA)

Miami-Dade County
U.S. CITIzens and residents
Coming Soon

The Downtown Small Business Reopening Microgrant Program is designed to help small businesses to immediately offset some of the economic impacts arising from the pandemic and to assist with the expenses associated with the businesses safe reopening. The Program provides reopening assistance to small for-profit businesses located within boundaries of the Miami DDA District. The Program funds will be awarded to reimburse applicants for business related expenses including, rent, mortgage payment, utility expenses, or other similar expenses that occur in the ordinary course of business.


  • One-time grant of up to $1,250 to reimburse eligible expenses dated May 20, 2020:
  • Rent/Mortgage payment(s)
  • Utility bill(s)
  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
  • Cleaning/disinfecting supplies, equipment, etc.
  • Interior alterations or equipment required to comply with new social distancing requirements/recommendations (e.g. touchless payment system, plexiglass installation, etc.)
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  • Must be a for-profit business with a valid business tax receipt
  • Must have a brick-and-mortar location within Miami DDA District (home based businesses do not qualify)
  • Must be a small business with at least one (1) payroll employee and no more than fifteen (15)
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  • Miami DDA will review applications submitted and funding will be received on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications will be reviewed by Miami DDA staff for completeness and eligibility
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  • Copy of a valid business tax receipt
  • Proof of business ownership (Division of Corporations, FL Department of State)
  • Copy of current executed lease agreement under business’s name
  • Proof of payment of eligible expenses dated May 20, 2020 or later:
  • proof of rent/mortgage payment
  • proof of utility bill payment
  • itemized invoices for purchase of PPE, cleaning supplies, equipment, etc.
  • (blank or non-itemized invoices will NOT be accepted)


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