Tamarac Launches Small Business Stabilization Grant Program
TAMARAC, Fla., August 11, 2020 (Newswire.com) - The City of Tamarac announces a Small Business Stabilization Grant program that takes its economic development initiatives to the next level, offering $5,000 grants to eligible small businesses financially impacted by COVID-19.
“Small businesses are the backbone of our local economy. Unfortunately, many are suffering financially, especially our small retail stores and restaurants,” said Tamarac Mayor Michelle J. Gomez. “These grants will provide some financial relief and ease the burden as they follow COVID-related health guidelines and capacity restrictions that keep the community safe.”
The City is utilizing CARES Act emergency funds to support this grant program and will accept grant applications on August 24-28. Business owners are encouraged to collect required documentation in advance. Information on eligibility, FAQs and documentation required are available at www.Tamarac.org/EconomicDevelopment.
Other City initiatives to assist local businesses include the Tamarac Together: Support Local Business campaign, launched in partnership with the Tamarac North Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. It encourages residents and businesses to buy goods and services from Tamarac-based businesses, which can be done safely when businesses and their patrons follow the guidelines outlined in local Emergency Orders, including facial coverings and social distancing.
In addition, the City has enacted several business assistance emergency provisions during the pandemic, such as temporarily allowing additional commercial signage for local businesses and outdoor seating at restaurants. The City also eased certain restrictions on established Tamarac businesses using food trucks during the pandemic. Businesses must apply to take advantage of these provisions; the form is available at www.Tamarac.org/368/Planning-and-Zoning.
ABOUT THE CITY OF TAMARAC
Tamarac covers a 12-square mile area in western Broward County and is home to more than 65,000 residents and approximately 2,000 businesses. Ideally situated, Tamarac provides easy access to highways, railways, airports and waterways, and a wealth of cultural and sports activities. Tamarac’s median age continues to grow younger and the population more diverse, as people recognize the City as a great place to spend their lives. For more information, visit www.Tamarac.org.
Source: City Of Tamarac