Columbia County launches small business economic stabilization program

Columbia County launched the Small Business Economic Stabilization Program Friday.

Columbia County allocated $7 million of CARES Act federal funding to be utilized for small business relief grants for Columbia County businesses. Each eligible small business may be awarded up to $20,000 in assistance in the initial round of distributions, according to the release.

Small Business Primary Eligibility Requirements

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· Headquarters’ address is located within Columbia County

· Applicant must provide documentation establishing the business experienced an adverse financial impact due to COVID-19

· Employed 50 or fewer full-time equivalent (FTE) employees on March 1, 2020

· Business is compliant with all County business taxes, licenses, or registrations

Documentation Needed

· Photo ID for each owner

· Copy of current paid receipt for Columbia County business taxes

· Proof of business location in County

· Income documentation

For more information and to apply for grant funds, please visit https://www.columbiacountyfla.com/