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Through the federal CARES Act funding program, the Indian River County Board of County Commissioners is providing one-time grants of up to $5,000 to qualifying independently or locally-owned for-profit small businesses in the hospitality industry. 

The grant is limited to one application per business, including businesses with multiple locations within Indian River County. Funds may be used for business-related expenses incurred between 3/1/2020 through 12/31/2020. Applications will be accepted and processed until the funds are exhausted.

The Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Indian River State College (IRSC) has agreed to process all grant applications on the County’s behalf.  Grant payments will be dispersed through the Indian River County Budget Office.

To meet grant eligibility criteria, the business must:

·           Be locally or independently owned, and operating in Indian River County – including a home-based business or sole proprietor

·           Have 25 or fewer full time equivalent (FTE) employees, including the business owner

·           Been in operation since October 1, 2019 

·           Expects to return to full operations after all local and state emergency guidelines for COVID-19 are rescinded

·           Up to date on tangible personal property and/or real estate taxes

·           No active judgements, liens, bankruptcies, etc. against the business or business owner(s)


Ineligible businesses include:

·           Businesses with more than 25 FTE Employees

·           Publicly traded companies

·           Non-Profit organizations

·           Those not in the hospitality industry sector

·           A business that has applied for, or received, CARES Act grant funding from a municipality in Indian River County



Please download and email your application and supporting docs to fsbdc@irsc.edu here: 


IRC Application


Please scan your application and all supporting documents into one document (pdf), to send in one email or as one combined file.

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