Are you a minority or woman owned business in need of rent assistance?
The Minority/Women Entrepreneur Business Assistance (MEBA) Program is a small business assistance program that was established to retain existing minority-owned businesses located within the Target Area(PDF, 526KB) , and to attract new minority-owned businesses to this area. The MEBA Program Target Area is generally described as the Parramore area of downtown, more specifically described as the area bounded on the north by West Colonial Drive, on the west by South Westmoreland Drive, on the south by West Gore Street, and on the east by Interstate-4.
The Rent Abatement Program can provide qualified new and existing businesses (retail and services) within the Target Area with up to $6,000 in rent assistance for a limited period, from July 7, 2020 to February 1, 2021. Application submissions close on February 1, 2021 at 5 pm EST.
How it works
Each eligible applicant may receive a rent subsidy of up to $2,000 per month for a period up to six (6) months, not to exceed total funding of $6,000 per applicant. For purposes of this Policy Update, rent subsidy is defined to include only the base rent and Common Area Maintenance (CAM). Funds will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis and application does not guarantee funding.