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Jacksonville launching 2nd round of Small Business Relief Program

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The City of Jacksonville is launching the second round of its Small Business Relief Program on Thursday.

It begins at 9 a.m. Under the program, the city will make one-time payments of up to $2,000 to a limited number of qualifying small business owners. Grants are given on a first-come, first-served basis.

Applicants, according to the city, must meet the following requirements:

  • The business must be located in Duval County
  • You must provide the Tax ID assigned to your small business
  • The business must have been in operation for at least one (1) year prior to Feb. 29, 2020
  • The business should not have had more than 100 employees on Feb. 29, 2020 (there’s no minimum number of employees, sole proprietors will qualify)
  • You must certify that the business has experienced a reduction in revenue of at least 25% since Feb. 29, 2020, as a direct result of the COVID-19 crisis

Those interested in the program are encouraged to create an account on the myjax website.

The program is funded by money from the CARES Act.