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For Immediate Release:
January 06, 2014
Media Contact:
Margot Mankes-Goldstein


Commissioner Sally A. Heyman announces 2014 cycle of Mom and Pop Small Business Grant Program

Small businesses may be eligible to receive up to $3,000

MIAMI, FL – Small business owners in Miami-Dade's District 4 are invited to apply for Commissioner Sally Heyman's Annual Mom and Pop Small Business Grant Program. Applicants may be eligible to receive up to $3,000, depending on the number of applicants, which can be used for purchasing equipment, supplies, inventory, commercial liability insurance, security systems, advertising and marketing and making minor renovations. Applications will be accepted January 13 through February 7, 2014.

Business owners interested in applying for the 2014 District 4 Mom and Pop Small Business Grant Program must meet the following criteria: existed for at least two years; employs no more than seven employees; currently not in default or non-compliance with any County loan or grant program; is not affiliated with a national chain; does not own more than two businesses; and does not engage in illegal activity at the stated business location. 

Applications must be received no later than 12 noon on February 7, 2014 or they will not be accepted. Completed original applications can be mailed or hand delivered to:

Commissioner Sally A. Heyman, District 4 Office
1100 NE 163rd Street, #303
North Miami Beach, FL 33162

Only one application per business will be accepted. Non-profit agencies are not eligible for funding. Home-based businesses are welcome to apply. Businesses that received funding in the past are not eligible to apply.  Applications can be typed or printed. Illegible, incomplete, or faxed applications will be disqualified.  Guidelines for the Mom and Pop Small Business Grant Program require that each approved recipient attend a mandatory business training workshop to be scheduled at a later date.

To see if your business is located within District 4 or for more information, call (305) 787-5999. Applications are available at