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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 $10,000 to qualifying independently or locally-owned for-profit small businesses located and operating in Indian River County, negatively affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic (see Eligible List of Businesses).

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 9/30/2021.  Funds may not be used for the exact same expense that was paid by other federal programs for the same time period. Applications will be accepted and processed until the funds are exhausted.

All completed grant applications will be submitted electronically to the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Indian River State College (IRSC) for initial processing on the County’s behalf.  Once final approval is given, grant payments will be mailed by the Indian River County Finance Office.

To meet grant eligibility criteria, the business must:

  • Be locally or independently owned, and operating a business in Indian River County in an industry negatively affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic (see list of Eligible Businesses).  This includes home-based businesses, soleproprietors and 1099 employees
  • Have 25 or fewer full time equivalent (FTE) employees, including thebusiness owner
  • Been in operation since October 1,2019
  • Expects to return to full operations after all local and state emergency guidelines for COVID-19 arerescinded
  • Up to date on tangible personal property and/or real estatetaxes
  • No active judgements, liens, bankruptcies, etc. against the business or business owner(s)

Ineligible businesses include:

  • Businesses with more than 25 FTEEmployees
  • Non-Profitorganizations
  • Those not in an industry negatively affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • A business that has applied for, or received, CARES Act grant funding from a municipality in Indian RiverCounty; or previously received a CARES Act grant from the 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.


Register with the Florida Small Business Development Center at IRSC here

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