Tampa Small Business Owners: Applications for Phase III of One Tampa business relief are open NOW.
July 10, 2020
One Tampa: Relief Now, Rise Together Phase III for Businesses
In order to expand One Tampa’s relief efforts to reach more businesses, the City of Tampa is launching Phase III of the relief program. Businesses that are considered critically impacted can qualify. Businesses do not have to be located in a low-income-census-tract or CRA zone like in previous phases. One Tampa has been funded via a combination of philanthropic donations, community redevelopment funds, and federal dollars.
The City of Tampa plans to spend another $1.2 million to help small businesses that previously didn’t qualify for aid. While businesses must be located in the City of Tampa city limits, the previously required geographic zone parameters for Phase I & II are not applicable in Phase III. Phase III will start with businesses that were disqualified during Phase I or II but still in need of financial assistance.
$2,000 checks will be delivered directly to “critically-impacted” businesses to help them aid in business expenses. Critically Impacted businesses are businesses that had to close or experience a significant reduction in revenue over the past few months due to COVID-19.