Hurricane Recovery Grants
The City of Daytona Beach is offering recovery grants to qualified business owners affected by hurricanes Ian or Nicole.
Businesses with less than 50 employees can be reimbursed up to $3,000 for things like the cost of spoiled food, lost revenue, insurance deductibles and repairs.
Awards will be made on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are depleted.
Funding source for the relief grants:
- Hurricane Ian/Nicole Small Business Recovery Assistance Grant, $500,000 using American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds – For businesses
Grant Requirements and Conditions
- The grants are available only to businesses located in the city.
- Funds are provided for recovery of costs and losses associated with Hurricane Ian and/or Hurricane Nicole.
- The grant programs are intended to provide for rapid grant award and disbursement of funding. As a condition of receiving a grant, all applicants shall be required to submit proof that they have filed for recovery from their insurance carrier (if insured) and/or FEMA. Where practical, grant funds will be used solely to reimburse those costs that are not reimbursed by insurance (including insurance deductibles). However, where necessary, funds shall be disbursed earlier upon proof of need, provided that the grantee assigns proceeds of insurance to the city.
- Awards will be made on a first-come, first-served basis until all funds are depleted.
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Hurricane Small Business Recovery Assistance Grant
Eligible city small businesses (i.e., businesses with a city business tax receipt who have 50 or fewer employees), can receive up to $3,000 for reimbursement of business-related losses.
Funds can be used to address business-related costs and losses, including repair costs, lost revenues, insurance deductibles, and spoliation of food or personal property. In order to be eligible an applicant must provide a current Business Tax Receipt issued by the City of Daytona Beach and must have documented costs or losses to the applicant’s Daytona Beach business location in association with the Hurricane. The total amount of assistance shall not exceed $3,000 or the amount of the insurance deductible.
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- Who is eligible for the recovery grants?
You must own a business in Daytona Beach.
- Do I have to apply for FEMA assistance before applying for a grant?
Yes. Individuals and households in Volusia County who have sustained losses as a direct result of Hurricane Ian can apply for federal assistance. People can apply online, call 800-621-3362 or download the FEMA app.
A FEMA Disaster Recovery Center has opened at the Florida Department of Health at 1845 Holsonback Drive in Daytona Beach. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. In addition to FEMA representatives, local governments and social service agencies will be on-site to assist residents and businesses impacted by Hurricane Ian.
- Do I have to be approved for FEMA assistance before I can apply for a city grant?
No, you just have to submit proof you have filed for FEMA assistance.