City of Jacksonville launches second round of Small Business Relief Program

July 15, 2020  

The City of Jacksonville will launch the second round of the Small Business Relief Program on Thursday, July 16, at 9 a.m.

With this relief grant program, the City will make one-time payments of up to $2,000 to a limited number of qualifying small business owners.

Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to applicants that meet the following conditions for eligibility:

  • 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 participating in the program are strongly encouraged to create a MyJax business account at myjax.custhelp.com (follow the link for the “small business relief grant program”) before applying; the same website and account will be used for the application process. While business owners may create a MyJax business account immediately, the application process will not begin until Thursday, July 16, at 9 a.m.