Grants up to $20K available for Santa Rosa small businesses

Posted on September 23, 2020 by Staff reports

CARES Act funding totaling $2.6 million has been allocated for grants of up to $20,000 to eligible small businesses in Santa Rosa County.

In partnership with the Florida Small Business Development Center, applications submitted to the county will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis.

The application period begins at 8 a.m., Monday, September 28 at 8 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m., Friday, October 16. Applications received before or after the application period will not be reviewed. 
Santa Rosa County has increased the grant amount tiers to ensure that businesses can make a quicker recovery.

  • $10,000 for small businesses with 0-25 employees
  • $20,000 for small businesses with 26-100 employees

To apply, eligible businesses must submit the completed grant application form and all required documents in PDF to with the headline “Small Business Grant.” Visit LINK TO ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS for eligibility requirements and a list of required documents.


There will also be an informational webinar with the Florida SBDC from 10-11 a.m., Friday Sept. 25 to guide small business owners in applying for the grant. The webinar will address correctly filling out the application and supporting documents. A recorded version will be made available on the website following the webinar.  Click here for: LINK FOR SEPTEMBER 25 ZOOM MEETING

Applicants will receive notice of approval or denial as soon as their applications have been processed. Only eligible and completed applications with required supporting documentations will be accepted. Grant funding will be disbursed from the Santa Rosa County Grants Department by check via mail to the business’s listed address. 

For more information, contact the SBDC at or by phone at (850) 474-2528.