Shuttered Venue Operators Grant
This grant provides emergency assistance for eligible venues affected by COVID-19. Eligible applicants may qualify for grants equal to 45% of their gross earned revenue, with the maximum amount available for a single grant award of $10 million. Eligible entities include:
- Live venue operators or promoters
- Theatrical producers
- Live performing arts organization operators
- Relevant museum operators, zoos, and aquariums who meet specific criteria
- Motion picture theater operators
- Talent representatives
- Each business entity owned by an eligible entity that also meets the eligibility requirements
For all the details on the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant, go here
EIDL Loans are still available!
EIDL loans provide economic relief to small businesses and nonprofit organizations that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue due to COVID-19.
The purpose of this loan is to help you meet financial obligations and operating expenses that could have been met had the pandemic not occurred.
Economic Recovery Assistance and Grants [Courtesy of DEMA]
DEMA’s August newsletter outlines several ARPA funding opportunities. Follow this link and scroll down to Economic Recovery for detailed descriptions. These weekly newsletters contain a wealth of information from the Community Support & Recovery Task Force. You can subscribe to the newsletter directly at this link.
SBA opens Portal for Paycheck Protection program Forgiveness for Loans $150,000 or less.
SBA Announces Opening of Paycheck Protection Program Direct Forgiveness Portal
FEMA course, “Improving Business Financial Literacy and Management to Support Post-Disaster Economic Recovery”
The course will present information on how communities can plan for economic recovery after a disaster and will provide an overview of available resources and tools. Link here for registration.
Moratorium on Federal Student Loan Payments Extended through 1/31/2022.
Coronavirus Info for Students, Borrowers, and Parents | Federal Student Aid
DEHAP Rental Assistance Portal Is Expected To Be Back Online 8/12/2021
Home – Delaware State Housing Authority (decovidhousinghelp.com)
Delaware State News Commentary by partner, Danielle Swallow, Delaware Sea Grant, on economic valuation of watershed benefits to residents and visitors, setting the stage for a cost/benefits analysis of investments in eco-tourism and other activities.
Commentary: Mispillion, Cedar Creek watersheds provide million-dollar boost to region | Bay to Bay News
Looking for information from the Social Security Office? Delaware residents can easily access the information here: https://socialsecurityofficenear.me/in/state/de/
EDGE Grants Competition Reopens – Apply today!
The Division of Small Business is now accepting applications for its Encouraging Development, Growth and Expansion (EDGE) Grants competition from young Delaware companies in need of funding to help expand their business.
Businesses that are less than five years old and employ no more than 10 employees are eligible to apply for an EDGE Grant. The grants are awarded through a competitive selection process. STEM-based companies can receive up to $100,000 for eligible expenses while Entrepreneur Class (non-STEM) businesses can receive up to $25,000.
EDGE is a matching grant program. The Division of Small Business matches a winning business’s investment on a 3-to-1 basis. The business can spend EDGE grant funds on expenses that help improve the company’s long-term chances of success, such as a marketing campaign to help acquire more customers or purchasing a needed piece of equipment that can increase production capacity.
Applications for the competition round will be accepted from September 1 through September 30 at 5 p.m. Finalists will pitch their grant proposals to a panel of expert judges with winners announced in early 2022. Please visit for more information https://business.delaware.gov/edge/