The City of O’Fallon has announced the O’Fallon Small Business Relief Fund Grant Program in efforts to stabilize and fortify small businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The O’Fallon Small Business Relief Fund will provide a total of $750,000 in direct payments to small businesses that have experienced significant disruption or temporary closure (a “business interruption”) of their business attributable to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Grants will be awarded to businesses to help address the cost of business interruption including fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, lost sales, lost opportunities, and other working capital expenses that could have been recognized had the COVID-19 pandemic not occurred. Priority will be given to targeted small businesses including restaurants and bars, spas and salons, retail stores, and businesses within the tourism and hospitality industry.

Program Timeline:

November 12, 2020 – Program Announcement and Applications Available for Download
December 4, 2020 – Deadline to submit application.

Step-By-Step Instructions for Businesses:

Step 1: Verify that all business requirements and program guidelines are met by reviewing the Small Business Relief Program Guidelines for Businesses

Step 2: Download the Small Business Relief Program Application and Supporting Document Checklist.

Step 3: Complete the Application and verify that all Supporting Documents are valid and attached to the Application. This step includes downloading the Small Business Relief Program Business Certification and Requirements Form attesting the business’s eligibility.

Step 4: Send and submit the Application, Supporting Documents, and Business Certification and Requirements form as attachments via e-mail with Subject Line: SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF FUND APPLICATION to Greg Anderson, Administrative Services Coordinator, at ganderson@ofallon.org. Applications can also be submitted at City Hall by requesting an appointment with Greg Anderson,  Administrative Services Coordinator, at 618-624-4500 ext. 8724.

 

Direct payments will be mailed to awarded businesses via check by the City of O’Fallon Finance Department. All questions can be directed to Greg Anderson, Administrative Services Coordinator, at ganderson@ofallon.org.

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