Millcreek Small Retail Business Promotion Grant
CLOSED  Deadline  9/2/2020
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Description  [hide this]

Up to $5,000 in reimbursement for business advertising (May include social media and digital promotions; direct mail; coupons; advertising space in print or online newspapers, magazines, or websites; radio; television; outdoor billboards or signage; flyers, doorhangers, and other printed materials; logoed T-shirts, hats, or merchandise; event sponsorships; or other legitimate marketing outreach to encourage increased sales and/or brand awareness. Cannot include consulting, payroll, or agency fees.)

Requirements  [hide this]

  • Have a current Millcreek Business License as of January 31, 2020
  • Demonstrate a business interruption caused by required closures due to the COVID-19 public health emergency totaling at least $5,000 of reduced retail revenue (Evidence for this shall be submitted by the business. For example, by comparing 2019 Q2 and 2020 Q2; or Jan sales with April sales, or any other comparison showing the negative financial harm of COVID-19)
  • Must be an active retail business (defined as having paid at least $150 in sales tax in any month in 2020)
  • Must be a small business (defined as 95 or fewer Full Time Equivalent employees as identified by the IRS)

Restrictions  [hide this]

  • Apply to Millcreek between August 1 – August 31, 2020 
  • City would determine if qualified within three business days, and if so, reserve their $5,000 (first-come-first-serve while city grant funds are available. It is estimated that Millcreek will authorize approximately $1,500,000 for the program, assisting the first 300 qualified businesses)
  • Awardees will need to sign a grant agreement (You can view the grant agreement under the Summary Tab.)
  • Business would have until October 19 to advertise and submit receipts to city for reimbursement (receipts must be for purchases between August 1, 2020 and October 19, 2020)
  • All grantees would be reimbursed by Millcreek by October 31, 2020

Example Grant Agreement  [hide this]
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Example Millcreek Small Retail Business Grant Agreement CaresActGrantAgreement7-28-2020watermarkdraft.pdf 7/30/2020 1:12:32 PM PDF
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