Mayor Bowser and the Council of the District of Columbia are investing $25 million in the COVID-19 Recovery Effort and the DC Small Business Recovery Microgrants Program, which will be housed in the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development
Pursuant to the “COVID-19 Response Emergency Amendment Act of 2020” effective March 17, 2020 (D.C. Act 23-247), the DC Small Business Recovery Microgrants Program will offer grants to small, local businesses, independent contractors, self-employed individuals, and nonprofits to meet their short-term financial needs. The grant can cover employee wages and benefits (including fringe benefits associated with employment, such as health insurance), accounts payable, fixed costs, inventory, rent, and utilities.
**Application closes at 6:00pm on Tuesday, March 31st**
Step One: Determine If Are You Eligible
Step Two: Prepare Your Documents
Before you start your application, please prepare the following documents. If you have all of your documents, the application can take up to 30-40 minutes; if you do not, it can take over an hour. If your business has been in operation less than 2 years, please provide documentation for the years your business has been in operation. If you do not provide the necessary documentation, it will delay the processing of your application.
For Small Businesses, Independent Contractors, or Self-Employed:
STEP 3: APPLY
Please use the Application Guide and FAQ Documents to walk you through every step of the application process.
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