Small businesses are a vital part of the Hoosier economy, and the pandemic presented them many hardships throughout the last year. Employers worked diligently to keep their doors open and made large investments to keep employees and customers safe. Unfortunately, some are still trying to make ends meet and keep their doors open.

Hoosier entrepreneurs and small businesses continuing to recover from the impacts of the pandemic can now receive up to $100,000 through the Small Business Restart Grant program.

The deadline to apply for grants is extended to Nov. 15. These grants provide working capital to eligible companies by reimbursing certain expenses incurred during and related to the pandemic. The timeframe in which losses can be recovered, originally through May 1, 2021, is now extended through Oct. 31, 2021.

Businesses that already received a Small Business Restart Grant can reapply in order to reach the new maximum reimbursement amount of $100,000, but it’s important to note that expenses covered by a previous grant are not eligible for this second round of funding. Be sure to apply as soon as possible, especially as grants will be issued in the order received until funding is exhausted.

Our communities and state depend on small businesses, and as they continue to recover from the pandemic, these grants can help.

For more information on new and expanded eligibility requirements, and to apply, click here.