(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- As in past years, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dennis C. Moss is pleased to announce, as of January 24, 2011, qualified small business owners throughout District 9 will be given the opportunity to apply for financial assistance provided by the Mom and Pop Small Business Grant Program. Small businesses who have not received a grant award in prior years are eligible to apply and can pick up grant applications from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. beginning January 24, 2011 through February 10, 2011 at either of Commissioner Moss’ offices. District North Office is located in the South Dade Government Center at 10710 SW 211 Street, Suite 206 in Cutler Bay and the District South Office located at 1634 NW 6th Avenue in Florida City.
All small businesses applying must be located in District 9, show proof of having been in business for at least one (1) year, confirm that the business name on the application matches the one on the business license and meet all other eligibility requirements. Grants will be awarded up to $5,000.00 and can be used to purchase equipment, supplies, advertising/marketing, inventory, building liability insurance, security and make minor improvements and renovations.
The Mom & Pop Small Business Grant Program was created to provide financial and technical assistance to qualified small businesses that are approved for funding. This program has allowed small owned and operated businesses the opportunity to interact with local government under favorable conditions, and this relationship will ultimately bridge the gap between the two entities.
“In a time of financial uncertainties and economic challenges, we, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, are pleased to be able to offer assistance to the real economic engines of this country, our small businesses. I invite and encourage small businesses throughout District 9 to take full advantage of this assistance and opportunity. For more information on Commissioner Moss’ 2011 Mom & Pop Small Business Grant Program call 305-234-4938 or visit the Miami-Dade County website at miamidade.gov.