COVID-19 Small Business Continuity Grants

ROUND ONE APPLICATION CYCLE OPEN NOW!

From September 11, 2020 – October 2, 2020, the Village of Los Lunas is accepting applications for CARES Act Small Business Grants.  

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The Village of Los Lunas has been awarded CARES Act Small Business Grant funding for $335,475 from the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration, and is pleased to be able to offer funding to small businesses impacted by COVID-19 public health orders.   

ELIGIBLE BUSINESSES MUST:

  1. Be headquartered in NM;
  2. Have 50 or fewer full time equivalent employees;
  3. Have annual revenues of $2 million or less;
  4. Business start date no later than March 1, 2019; and
  5. Demonstrate the business was either forced to close or had severely curtailed business operations as a result of closure orders due to COVID-19.

ELIGIBLE EXPENSES INCLUDE:

  • Business Continuity:
    • Non-owner employee payroll
    • Rent
    • Scheduled mortgage payments
    • Insurance
    • Utilities
  • Business Redesign:
    • Re-configuring physical space
    • Installing Plexiglas barriers
    • Purchasing web-conferencing or other technology to facilitate work-at-home
    • PPE for employees
    • Temporary structures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19

GRANT APPLICATIONS

The Village will make funding available to qualified businesses in two rounds of applications:

Round 1 - September 11 through October 2: Businesses may apply for up to $10,000 for eligible expenses incurred from March 1, 2020 through October 2, 2020.  The Village will award up to $250,000 during this application cycle.

Round 2 - October 2 through October 16: The remaining funds will be awarded towards proposed future expenditures that will be made between October 2 and December 30, 2020.  Award limits for Round 2 will be determined by the total funding awarded during Round 1.

If you have any further questions, contact Ralph L. Mims at mimsr@loslunasnm.gov, or call 505-839-5654.

 

Thank you to all of our business for being a part of our community and providing services to our residents and visitors during these trying times!