To stimulate the local economy, the Hernando CARES program will provide recovery grants up to $5,000 to eligible small businesses adversely impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. The intent of the grant is to offset the temporary loss of revenue and assist these businesses in their efforts to recover in the aftermath of this historic global pandemic.
Learn more about if your business is eligible, the application requirements and a list of FAQs in the following document: Hernando CARES Small Business Recovery Grant 2020
These are very limited funds that will be distributed on a first-submitted, eligible and approved application basis.
Business owners may submit their complete application online at https://form.jotform.com/HernandoCounty/hernandocares. NOTE: The Office of Economic Development will not begin reviewing applications until Monday, June 29, 2020.
Incomplete applications will not be accepted. There is no deadline to apply. The Hernando CARES Program has $5,000,000 available; applications will be accepted until funds are exhausted. Applicants will be notified by email of award.
Applicants may contact the Hernando County Office of Economic Development at (352) 540-6400 or HernandoCARES@HernandoCounty.us for additional information.