Volusia County Government has issued Relaunch Volusia, a plan that outlines the phased reopening of facilities and services. The comprehensive plan can be found at Volusia.org.
The County is allocating up to $10 million in emergency relief to support local businesses with a commercial presence within the County who have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds are available as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security ("CARES") Act federal stimulus package. As a part of that relief, the County is offering emergency financial support through the Relaunch Volusia: Small Business Reopening Grant Program on a first come first serve basis.
Qualifying businesses may be eligible to receive a one-time Reopening Grant Program grant (“Grant”) of $3,000 for businesses that have 25 employees or less or $5,000 for businesses that have between 26 and 50 employees to help them recover from the negative financial consequences resulting from the COVID19 pandemic and relaunch their Volusia County business. The Volusia County Council also approved a $3 million grant program to assist home-based businesses in the county that have sustained financial impacts from the coronavirus crisis. Home-based businesses that meet the eligibility criteria, they can qualify for a one-time grant of $1,500. Also, Volusia County businesses can apply for Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – such as shields, masks, gowns, separators, and gloves – for qualifying Volusia County businesses.
Helga Van Eckert, Director of Volusia County Economic Development stated, “Volusia County Economic Development is pleased to work with our city practitioners to offer financial support packages to our vital businesses in the form of grants for small- and medium-sized businesses, as well as home-based businesses and businesses that require Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for safe operation. The programs are funded by the Volusia County CARES Act dollars. Applications and information can be found at: www.VolusiaBusinessResources.com. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you.”