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Mom and Pop Small Business Grant Program: District 7

Grants and Technical Support to Florida Small
Businesses in Eligible Areas to Strengthen Capacity

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Miami Dade County - Office of Management and Budget

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Deadline Date:

04/16/21 4:00 PM


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Grants of up to $5,000 and technical support to Florida small businesses in eligible locations for capacity-building efforts and business development activities. Funding is intended to support renovations, supplies, equipment, inventory, insurance, security systems, and marketing and advertising. In addition, businesses may receive technical services and assistance. Eligible businesses are located in District 7 of Miami-Dade County.

The program provides financial assistance to further the economic viability of recipients. Funding can be used to purchase inventory/supplies, business equipment, marketing/advertising, building/business insurance, minor interior/exterior renovations, security systems (commercial property only), work vehicle (pick-up truck or cargo van- must be registered in the business name) professional services, (CPA, business training, seminars and events), or commercial property lease or mortgage only.

Technical assistance is made available at no charge, to small businesses in order to create a better working and business environment, promote economic development opportunities, educate owners about various county-funded programs and projects, form/foster better working relationships among small business owners, retain and eventually create more jobs, offer the necessary training that small business owners so desperately need to become more efficient and competitive, etc.

Eligible use of funding: 

  • Inventory / Supplies
  • Business Equipment 
  • Marketing / Advertising
  • Liability Insurance
  • Minor Interior / Exterior Renovations
  • Security System for commercial space only
  • Work Vehicle (pick up truck or cargo van) must be registered in the business name
  • Professional Services (Accounting, Business Training, Seminars, and events)
  • Lease or mortgage for commercial space only.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185231

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $5,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All businesses must be located in District 7 and meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Business must be in operation for at least 1 year
- Must be a for-profit business.
- A physical address is required. No P.O. Box as mailing address allowed.
- Home-based businesses can apply.
- The Selection Committee can consider special projects.

Automatic disqualification:
- Businesses that relocate out of the district during the process.
- Applications will not be accepted after the deadline.
- Non-profit agencies cannot apply.
- More than one application submitted for the same owner(s), family member, or partners.
- Must not be part of a national chain.

Ineligible use of funding:
- Rental Deposits
- Late Payment Fees
- Purchase of Alcohol, Tobacco, or Medicine
- Salaries
- Debts
- Property taxes
- County, City, and or State license
- And any and all others not listed in the eligible use.

Pre-proposal Conference:

There will be an informational workshop explaining program requirements on April 7, 2021, at 4:00 pm via Zoom. Questions will be answered only during this time.

Meeting ID: 964 4939 4860
Password: 774191

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are available until April 9, 2021. Completed applications will be accepted April 12-16, by 4 p.m.

Applicants must have a valid DUNS number.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Hand-deliver applications in a sealed envelope to the District Office or NANA:

District Office
3071 SW 38th Ave
Miami, FL 33146
Attn: Cynthia Hernandez

Neighbors And Neighbors Association (NANA)
Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall Social- Economic Institute
5120 NW 24th Ave
Miami, FL 33142

Direct questions to Cynthia Hernandez at 305-375-5680

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USA: Florida: District 7 of Miami-Dade County

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