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Durham CARES Small Business Grant Program


  1. 1. Pre Qualification
  2. 2. Business Information
  3. 3. Business Banking Information
  4. 4. Authorization
  • Pre Qualification

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    2. Durham CARES Small Business Grant Application
    3. The Durham CARES Small Business Grant Program utilizes CARES Act* funds to provide direct grants up to $10,000 to established small businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received beginning November 12.
    4. Please note that portions of the application may be subject to public records requests.
    5. For questions about your application email:
    7. Is your business physically located in the City or County of Durham?*
    8. Is your business currently active and in good standing with the NC Secretary of State (if applicable)? *
    9. Does your business earn less than $2,000,000 in annual sales revenue in 2019?*
    10. Was your business in operation prior to November 15, 2019?*
    11. Are any of the Owners full-time or part-time employees of the City of Durham? *
    12. Does the business have any unpaid collections or charge-offs that exceed $1,000, or any credit accounts greater than 90 days past due?*
      Note: medical bills are exempt.
    13. Does your business have any open judgments, bankruptcies or liens within the past three years (2017-2020) *
    14. Is your business current on all City and County property taxes?*
    15. Is your business free of any outstanding City notices of violations or liens?*
    16. Does any of the following describe your business:
    17. Non-profit*
    18. Real estate investment firm*
    19. Did you employ 50 or more Full-Time Employees (FTEs) in 2019? *
    20. Has the applicant already received financial assistance from the Durham Small Business Recovery Fund?*
    21. Has the business entity that is the subject of this application, or another legal entity in which the owner has a majority stake, received funds from the Durham Small Business Recovery Fund program under other business or personal names?*