COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Grants

Application Deadline: October 30 at midnight  Small Business Recover Grant - apply now
The City of Boulder City understands the challenges that many small businesses currently face.  As an integral part of our community we want to support small businesses financially impacted by closures or restrictions related to COVID-19.

For businesses located within Boulder City with a current business license, we have developed a business support grant using federal CARES Act Relief Funds.  A total of $190,000 will be available to provide operational support to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The City will be prioritizing businesses most affected by the pandemic.  Businesses that have not received federal assistance will be prioritized over those businesses that have received federal assistance through the Payroll Protection Program, EIDL or other assistance programs.

Grant award size is based on Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Employees. 1FTE = 40 hours.

Grant Award: $5,000 (1-10 full-time equivalent employees)                       
$10,000 (11-20 full-time equivalent employees)

 Eligible Grant Uses:

  • Working capital (rent, utilities, inventory, payroll, license fees, etc.)
  • COVID-19 supplies, cleaning and sanitation and expenses related to retrofitting to comply with health guidelines.

 Guidelines and Requirements:

  • Must have a physical location in Boulder City.
  • Must have active Boulder City business license.
  • Must have 20 or fewer FTE as of March 15, 2020.
  • Must have been in business on or before September 15, 2019.
  • Must demonstrate financial hardship.  Summary of business operations prior to COVID-19 and current financial situation. This must show that there has been a financial hardship, through a monthly 2020 Profit & Loss Statement (P&L) Statement and a P&L comparison to 2019 at the same time period.

·     Businesses that have not received federal assistance will be prioritized, but business will not be disqualified if that business has received federal assistance through the Payroll Protection Program or any other assistance program.

Ineligible Businesses:

  • Businesses that are not located within Boulder City
  • Business without a City of Boulder City Business License
  • Businesses with over 20 FTE employees
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Massage Parlors
  • Liquor Stores

The Boulder City Small Business Recovery Grant program will be administered through the National Development Council (NDC). See the Boulder City Small Business Recovery Grant Reference Sheet for additional information. 

Grant application will be accepted from October 15th (midnight) - October 30th, 2020 (midnight). The City will not accept applications after the application window closes.  NDC will review applications and contact eligible applicants.  All applications will be screened for eligibility based on the listed requirements and completeness of the application.  All application information will be verified by City staff.  Awarded businesses will be required to sign an agreement certifying COVID-related economic distress.   

For questions, please contact Raffi Festekjian (Economic Development Coordinator) at 702-293-9393 Monday-Thursday
between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.