Small Businesses

Seminole County will invest $10 million into small businesses as part of Seminole CARES, a broad relief program supporting the needs of business owners, residents, not-for-profits, and municipal and community partners.

This one-time grant places emphasis on small businesses that have been negatively impacted by the global pandemic. Funding for this program is made available through the Federal CARES Act.

County staff and community partners are making every effort to disburse grants in a timely manner while following U.S. Department of Treasury funding requirements. The online application portal for Seminole CARES Small Business Grants is scheduled to launch on Wednesday, August 19 at 10AM. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to prepare for the application process by compiling required documents and application content prior to the portal launch in order to expedite the process. Grants for both programs will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.  Additional details regarding the launch of the online application portal, the application process, and funding timeline will be posted to this site. Please continue to visit SeminoleCares.com and follow Seminole County social media platforms (FacebookTwitter) for further updates. 

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