These micro-grants will help these businesses survive the forced shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the counseling provided with these grants will help these businesses during the economic recovery. One of the goals of the Sussex County Economic Development Department is to increase the number of jobs in existing small businesses. The micro-grant program will help these small businesses retain and hire back their employees. This micro-grant program will reach many of Sussex County businesses with less than 49 employees.
Small businesses in the Hospitality and Entertainment, Retail Trade, Employment, and Administrative Support Services will be given preference.
This includes, but is not be limited to:
Grant recipient will receive grant monies through the IDA by check.
Businesses will provide written reports to the Sussex County Finance Department in December 2020 and July 2021.