Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Grant

Santa Rosa County, Florida, in partnership with the Florida SBDC at UWF, has created the Santa Rosa County Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Grant Program. Santa Rosa County will fund the grant with a contribution of $100,000. The Florida SBDC at UWF will assist eligible for-profit businesses with applying for the grant, UWF will distribute the appropriate funds to businesses who have been awarded the grant, and a third-party review board will be created to review applications.

The review board will determine eligibility, and approve the award of grant funding to each applicant on a case-by-case basis using the parameters listed below. The COVID-19 Grant is intended to assist for-profit businesses located in Santa Rosa County, and address their immediate cash flow needs as a result of demonstrated economic injury due to COVID-19.

Applications will be accepted beginning April 6.

Read the application steps below carefully. Please note that complete applications will be reviewed in the order they are received. Please note that each applicant OR business is only eligible for one grant. If the applicant OR business has received the Northwest Florida Small Business COVID-19 Grant they will not be eligible for the Santa Rosa County Small Business Recovery COVID-19 Grant.

  • Application open currently until funds are depleted
  • Grant Amount (Max): $2,500 per Applicant or Business

Download as .pdf file:

Recovery Grant Application


Grant Document Checklist

  Request for Consulting (Complete online at

  Completed SRC Grant Application

  Required supporting documents

  Sunbiz Printout for the business

  Copy of Driver’s license or US Passport for each individual signing on the grant application

Your business must be:

  1. A for-profit, privately held small businesses that maintains a place of business in Santa Rosa County, Florida and established on, or before January 1, 2019.
  2. Your business must have a store-front within Santa Rosa County, Florida.
  3. Your business must have been profitable prior to the COVID-19 disaster as indicated on financial documents.
  4. The business must have a demonstrated reduction in sales revenues of 25% or greater due to the loss of business income related to COVID-19. Must provide written justification of economic loss or injury caused as a result of the declared disaster, e.g. sales or income from a previous year compared to the current period. Please provide documentation of a reduction of sales revenues.
  5. A small business with no more than 20 employees.

Steps to apply for the grant:

  1. Go to the Florida SBDC at UWF website and select REQUEST SBDC CONSULTING and complete the online request form. Remember to identify “SRC COVID-19 Grant” by name in the request form.
  2. Download the Santa Rosa County Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Grant Application, complete and sign the application, and gather all supporting documents. Email completed and signed applications, as well as supporting documents, all in PDF format to For assistance with completing the application, contact the Florida SBDC at UWF at 850-586-7802 or





Santa Rosa County Economic Development
6491 Caroline Street, Suite 4
Milton, Florida 32570-4592