City of York to Launch Round Three of Small Business COVID-19 Grant Program

The City of York Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) will launch round three of the Small Business COVID-19 Grant Program on Monday, October 24, 2022.

Grant funds of $5,000 will be awarded to eligible for-profit small businesses located within the City of York, who are struggling financially because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Funds used for COVID-19 relief are federally allocated through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and must be used for eligible CDBG-related costs such as utilities and rent or mortgage payments.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Small Business COVID-19 Grant Program, a business must:

  • Own a legally formed business within the city of York with 10 or fewer employees
  • Earn $1 million or less in annual gross revenues
  • Be current on all City taxes and CURRENTLY licensed as a business with the City of York
  • Have been open and operating in the city as of 12/1/2021 or before as documented by the date of the business’ city operating license and by revenues earned in 2021.
  • Be located within a low-income census tract
  • Have not received any other CARES Act assistance for the business in 2021/2022.
  • Provide 2019, 2020 and 2021 tax returns
  • Submit additional supporting documentation as requested

Applications will be accepted beginning October 24, 2022, through November 30, 2022, or until all grant funds are expended.

Eligibility and Frequently Asked Questions can be found at:

“We have seen the devastating impact the pandemic has had on our businesses and our local economy; that impact has been multiplied for our small businesses,” said Director of Economic and Community Development, Nona Watson. “We want to grant funding to the businesses who need it most at this time and we are fortunate to be in the position to do that with existing COVID relief funding.”

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