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Neighborhood Business Grant

Application


To help New York City’s small businesses experiencing financial distress due to the impact of COVID-19, Citizens Committee has launched the Neighborhood Business Grants.

Grants of between $5,000 to $10,000 will fill gaps in funding by prioritizing businesses owned by people of color, immigrants, and women, which the New York Times and others report have weaker access to banking systems and financial support. Proposals that focus on adapting businesses to the challenges of COVID-19 (i.e. delivering orders, fulfilling online requests for products, conducting training and classes online) will also be prioritized. Grants may be made to barber shops, restaurants, food carts, vegetable stands, and other small businesses. Unlike many financial opportunities currently available to small businesses, this program will provide grants rather than loans.


The application is intended to be accessible and short, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If you have any questions, please email businessgrants@citizensnyc.org.


Citizens Committee for New York City (CCNYC), a non-profit which was founded to respond to the fiscal crisis of the ‘70s and has provided instrumental community support after 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy.



PRIORITIES

Preference will be given to businesses that are:


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ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible for a grant:

  • Business must be located in one of New York City’s five boroughs.
  • Demonstrated business revenue decrease of at least 25% due to COVID-19.
  • Business must employ no more than 10 employees.


BENEFITS OF APPLYING

Applicants will receive:

  • Updates on available resources for small businesses.
  • Be connected with other grant recipients, allowing you to exchange information and strategies for resilience. 
  • Join a network of  groups across the city, contributing year-round to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods.
  • Potential 30 minute 1:1 coaching for your small business from business professionals.
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APPLICATION

 

SECTION 1BASIC INFORMATION


Business Primary Address (Location of business)







Business Social Media










Home Address








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SECTION 2: BUSINESS INFORMATION

500 word limit

up to 3 choices



(enter without decimal places, commas, or symbols - ie 10000)

(enter without decimal places, commas, or symbols - ie 10000)




(enter without decimal places, commas, or symbols - i.e. 10000)





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SECTION 3: GRANT REQUEST INFORMATION
How has COVID-19 impacted your business?

300 word limit



300 word limit

Monthly Budget and Grant Request:
Current Monthly Cost ($) How much of the grant will go towards this monthly cost? ($)

Cost to adapt business model to sustain or re-open during COVID-19

(e.g. hire delivery, make store physical modifications)

*Grant preference


Payroll
Rent/Mortgage Interest
Utilities
Other
TOTAL                                                       


up to $10,000
If you are not familiar with the loans indicated below, please visit this website before continuing this application.


PPP Loan Information


(enter without decimals, commas, or symbols ie 7000)
SBA Loan Information


(enter without decimals, commas, or symbols ie 7000)
Other Loan Information



(enter without decimals, commas, or symbols ie 7000)
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SECTION 4: DEMOGRAPHICS


Please indicate other ways you identify yourself






How did you hear about this grant?
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THANK YOU FOR FILLING OUT THE APPLICATION

We will notify you of the grant decision by early October, 2020.


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