CARES Relief Grant

The City of Mill Creek CARES Relief Grant Overview
The City’s Economic Support Team has planned for a COVID-19 small business and COVID-19 service organization grants.grant

The City has the opportunity to award up to $600K in small business grants.

Additionally, $70K has been allocated for service organizations that are providing COVID-19 relief operations for the public within the City of Mill Creek.

Finally, the City is offering a complimentary HAND SANITIZER STATION (with refill). There is no cost and will be available for pickup in approximately two weeks. Here is a picture of the hand sanitizer station.
If you would like a hand sanitizer, please email: COMCCARESGrant@cityofmillcreek.com.

Additional Details
The grants provide support for small businesses that were negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic during for the period of April 1 to September 30, 2020 and service organizations that are or will provide COVID-19 relief programs for our City. Additional questions, please email: COMCCARESGrant@cityofmillcreek.com

Agreement Dates
November 4, 2020:  Application is due by 5 p.m. including the Grant Agreements (see below) with required supporting documents.
November 10, 2020:  Awards will be announced, and checks mailed.
November 30, 2020:  Funds from the grant to be expended (end of grant term).

Economic Support Eligibility – Small Business Requirements
1) Physically located in Mill Creek with a current and active Unified Business Identification Number (UBI) and City of Mill Creek business license endorsement.
2) Must have 50 or fewer full-time equivalent employees as of April 1, 2020.
3) Must demonstrate a minimum 25% reduction in gross revenues versus prior year (including a reduction of at least $10,000) due to negative impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic from Apr 1 to Sep 30, 2020.
4) Must demonstrate a minimum of $10,000 of normal operating costs and expenses from Apr 1 to Sep 30, 2020. Grants awards will not exceed the documented COVID-19 related loss.
5) Must not be involved in the production, processing, promotion, distribution, or sale (wholesale or retail) of marijuana and cannabinoid products, concentrates, or extracts; and
6) Must meet all other eligibility requirements specified in the grant agreement and Federal terms and conditions.
Grant Agreements Here:
Mill Creek CARES Small Business Relief Fund Agreement.pdf
Mill Creek Grant Agreement Part B.pdf

Economic Support Eligibility – Service Organizations Requirements
1) Provide a COVID-19 relief initiative supporting the City of Mill Creek’s residents in need due to the pandemic. 
2) Provide a narrative of the relief program and demonstrate how it assists those City residents that are experiencing financial hardship due to the pandemic.
3) Must submit backup for incurred costs or provide the City with the expense backup after the initiative.
Grants awards will not exceed the documented COVID-19 related expenses.
4) If applicable, the service organization will return all remaining funds to the City (City will return to the Dept. of Commerce).
5) Must not be involved in the production, processing, promotion, distribution, or sale (wholesale or retail) of marijuana and cannabinoid products, concentrates, or extracts; and
6) Must meet all other eligibility requirements specified in the grant agreement and Federal terms and conditions.
Grant Agreements Here:
Mill Creek CARES Service Organization Agreement.pdf
Mill Creek Grant Agreement Part B.pdf

Economic Support – Acceptable Expense Eligibility Uses
• Payroll
• Business related mortgage for home offices (IRS accepted eligible percent of home mortgage expense is based on the percentage of the home devoted to business use)
• Business rent and lease
• Business utilities such as electric, natural gas, water/sewer, garbage, internet, and phone
• Utility relief, rent relief, PPE, and access to food
• Other as specified in the grant agreement and Federal terms and conditions

Economic Support – Examples Unallowable Expenses
• Costs which are not deductible by IRS
• Expenses not considered ordinary and necessary business expenses
• Expenses that may be regarded as personal, lavish, entertainment, or capital in nature
• Contributions to a politician or political party
• Bonuses to owners or employees
• Donations to charities, gifts, or parties
• Other as specified in the grant agreement and Federal terms and conditions
• Grant funds may not be used for expenses that have been or will be reimbursed by federal, state, or other grantors