The Erie County Back to Business Grant Program is a $20 million relief fund offering direct financial assistance to qualifying Erie County-based small businesses. The program aims to disburse funds to businesses with the greatest need while distributing aid to as many small businesses as possible. Learn more and apply today at BackToBizGrants.org. The grant program is being administered by Erie County in coordination with 43North. Funding will be granted based on need to businesses that meet eligibility requirements.
WHO SHOULD APPLY?
The grant program aims to assist small business owners that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Businesses must be based in Erie County, have 50 or fewer employees and have generated less than $7.5 million in revenue in 2019. If youâ€™ve previously been denied COVID-related aid, donâ€™t ignore this opportunity. This program is prioritizing companies like yours.
Grant amounts will be determined by need and awarded based on business size:
â€¢ Sole Proprietors: up to $10,000
â€¢ 2-25 Employees: up to $25,000
â€¢ 26-50 Employees: up to $45,000
Grants can be used for a variety of eligible past and future expenses but must be spent by December 30, 2020. Funds can be applied to a range of expenses including operations, payroll, adaptations to meet COVID restrictions, rent and more. To view the full list, go to BackToBizGrants.org.
Need assistance with your application? Go to BackToBizGrants.org or reach out to BackToBizGrants@ureeka.biz.
Applications will be accepted online at BackToBizGrants.org between Tuesday, October 13, 2020 and Monday, November 2, 2020. It is strongly encouraged that qualifying small business owners apply ASAP to gain access to aid before funds are depleted.