COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program


Through CDBG CARES ACT Funding, the City of Petersburg seeks to energize business collaboration and provide direct relief to businesses significantly impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. The City will distribute one-time grants based on need ranging from $500 to $5,000.

The first round application deadline is 5:00pm on August 14, 2020

Eligibility criteria:

• Business is located in the City of Petersburg

• Paying Taxes to the Petersburg Commissioner of Revenue

• Operational for at least 12 months as of July 1, 2020

• Gross Annual Revenue of at least $25,000

• 30 Full-Time Employees (FTE) or fewer 

Businesses that are not eligible for relief:

• Businesses or franchises not headquartered in the City of Petersburg

• Independent Contractors in network marketing or on gig platforms

• Businesses engaged in speculation or investment in rental real estate

• Business deemed “Ineligible Businesses” under SBA guidelines

Business owners with multiple businesses can only receive one grant. 

The first round application process is now closed.

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