Are there limits on how the grant can be used?

Arden Hills’s small
business emergency assistance grant program provides funding to assist small
businesses facing financial hardship and/or business interruption due to the
COVID-19 pandemic with financial assistance for necessary expenditures.
Eligible expenses include:  

  • Commercial lease or mortgage payments
    (not mortgage prepayments or property taxes) for business properties.
  • Accounts payable (AP) if the AP is a
    COVID-19 related expense incurred since March 1, 2020.
  • Payroll, unless the business received
    Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds or pandemic unemployment insurance (UI)
    to cover the same period payroll expenses.
  • Reopening costs or safety improvement
    costs expended since March 1, 2020 (i.e. outdoor seating, plexiglass, cleaning
    products, re-staffing costs, etc.).
  • Costs associated with screening employees for COVID-19 upon business reopening.

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1. How is the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) being funded?
2. What is the eligibility criteria for the Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program?
3. What types of business are NOT eligible to participate in the program?
4. My small business employs three or more individuals on a part-time or seasonal basis. Are we eligible to apply?
5. My small business does not have a physical location in the City of Arden Hills, but the majority of the clients/customers Arden Hills residents. Can we apply?
6. My small business only operates on a seasonal basis, not year-round. Are we eligible to apply?
7. How many employees must I employ to be eligible to apply?
8. I own multiple business locations and my IRS 941 will show more than 45 employees. Can I apply for this grant?
9. Are there limits on how the grant can be used?
10. Can I apply for more than the $5,000 award ceiling?
11. What types of expenses are ineligible for this grant program?
12. Will this grant be considered taxable income?
13. How will awardees be selected to receive funding?