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Small Business Resiliency Grant

Grants to Georgia Small Businesses in Eligible
Areas for Emergency Assistance Due to COVID-19

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Athens Downtown Development Authority (Athens DDA)

Deadline Date:

03/27/20 5:00 PM


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Grants of $1,000 to Georgia small businesses and their employees in eligible locations for emergency assistance in the wake of COVID-19/Coronavirus. Funding is intended to help small businesses, with up to 10 employees, to offset expenses during the pandemic. Grants are available to small businesses located in downtown Athens.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 188636

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Term of Contract:

Businesses awarded funds must report how the grant funds were spent within 30 days after the grant is awarded.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are available to small businesses located within the ADDA district. This grant is to support small businesses (1-10 employees) and their employees during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Eligibility Criteria:
- The business must be located within the ADDA boundary (see map, below).
- The business must be closed or significantly reduced in staffing capacity due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
- The business must have 1-10 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees. Example 1 employee working 20 hours per week is .5 FTE and 1 employee working 40 hours a week is 1 FTE.
- The business must be able to show how the $1,000 in grant funding will be used (i.e. maintain employees on payroll, delivery of goods to customers, changing the business model, etc.).

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by 5:00 PM on Friday, March 27, 2020.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online on the URL for Full Text, below.

Applicants that are not comfortable applying online, may download and email applications to

Direct questions to:

David Lynn: 706-870-9447 (or at the email address above)

Linda Ford

Athens Downtown Development Authority
250 W. Broad St. #108
Athens, GA 30601

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USA: Georgia: Downtown Athens

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