JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Small businesses in Jacksonville had a brief chance Friday to apply for up to $2,000 of CARES Act funding from the city.
This round of relief is only for businesses that have not received any assistance from the city already this year. There was enough funding for 875 businesses, according to the city of Jacksonville. Online applications opened at 9 a.m. and the city received 1,000 applications within 15 minutes, Mayor Lenny Curry tweeted.
We received 1,000 applications in the first 15 minutes for this round of assistance for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Applications are now closed. We are grateful for the opportunity to do our part and keep businesses open and our citizens employed. @CityofJax pic.twitter.com/7qxY3Xj0IX— Lenny Curry (@lennycurry) December 18, 2020
The business needed to meet the following conditions in order to qualify.
- Located in Duval County
- has been in operation for at least one year before February 29, 2020
- cannot have employed more than 100 people before February 29, 2020
To apply, businesses needed an account on myjax.custhelp.com, complete with the tax ID assigned to the business and proof the businesses lost at least 25% of its revenue as a direct result of the COVID-19 crisis.