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Information on the Minority and Small Business Relief Grant Program

Statistical Data for Minority and Small Business Relief Grant Applicants

The available statistical data for Minority and Small Business Relief Grant applicants include:

  • County level data
  • Minority owned business data
  • Other financial assistance received data
  • Number of employees data

View available statistical data for Minority and Small Business Relief Grant applicants.

Evaluation Panel Meeting Minutes

Below are the approved meeting minutes for the Minority and Small Business Enterprises Reimbursement Grant Program Evaluation Panel:

Application Resources (Grant program is closed; recipients have been notified.)

Minority and Small Business Relief Grant Program provides grants to minority and small businesses to reimburse qualifying expenditures for providing services or revenue loss due to COVID-19. 

Grant Awards: Will range from $2,500 to $25,000

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Employ 25 or fewer employees
  • Physically located in South Carolina
  • In operation from September 13, 2019, to present
  • Can demonstrate a financial or operational impact due to COVID-19

Application Window: October 19, 2020 – November 1, 2020

Application: Click here for the application.

Application Process Tools:

Application Assistance:

  • SC CARES Call Center: A knowledgeable and friendly staff is available to guide people through the process. Applicants can call 803-670-5170 between 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Applicants can also email questions to SCCares@admin.sc.govIMPORTANT: The SC CARES Call Center will be open this Saturday (10/31) and Sunday (11/1), from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Applicants can also reach out to collaborating organizations who can help with filling out the application. View the Relief Grant Programs Assistance Contacts. 

Applicant Agreement:

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