Public Health Emergency Small Business Grant

The City of Lawrenceburg, in partnership with the Lawrenceburg Main Street organization is focused on business sustainability thru economic hardships endured as a result of the national COVID-19 emergency declaration. Therefore, a Public Health Emergency Small Business Grant (PHESBG) has been created to provide immediate assistance for local business to continue to thrive in the City of Lawrenceburg.

Complete Eligibility and Grant Information

TIMELINE: Approved applicants will receive their grant award in an expedited manner following review. The Public Health Emergency Small Business Grant Program may be expanded or reduced at the discretion of the City. The program will continue as long as deemed necessary by the City.

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Public Health Emergency Small Business Grant Application

The City of Lawrenceburg, in partnership with the Lawrenceburg Main Street organization is focused on business sustainability thru economic hardships endured as a result of the national COVID-19 emergency declaration. Therefore, a Public Health Emergency Small Business Grant (PHESBG) has been created to provide immediate assistance for local business to continue to thrive in the City of Lawrenceburg.


Brick and mortal small retail or restaurant businesses with under 25 employees located within the city limits of Lawrenceburg may apply for a Public Health Emergency Small Business Grant in the amount of $3500 towards business related operational costs. Applicant cannot be part of a national retail or restaurant chain and must have been closed or partially closed during normal business hours under Indiana Governor Holcomb’s Declaration of Public Health.

In order to receive an approved Public Health Emergency Small Business Grant, applicant agrees to the following PHESBG requirements:
1. Apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application submittal within 45 days of an ESBRG award.
2. Apply for available state and federal reimbursement/stimulus funds available for costs incurred by business and/or workforce within 45 days of an PHESBG award.
3. Must not be delinquent in rent or lease payments with the City of Lawrenceburg.
4. Grant funds to be used towards business related fixed debt or operational costs in place during national public health emergency declaration.
5. If Grant Awardee has multiple locations including site(s) outside the City of Lawrenceburg, all grant funds must be used in association with a City of Lawrenceburg business facility.
6. Businesses that close or relocate within 9 months from PHESBG Award will be required to repay the grant award in full to the City of Lawrenceburg.


A Public Health Emergency Small Business Grant is subject to availability of approved, appropriated funds.


I HEREBY AFFIRM THAT THE STATEMENTS MADE HEREIN ARE TRUE AND ACCURATE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE, AND I AGREE TO IMMEDIATELY REPAY THE GRANT IN FULL IF I CLOSE MY BUSINESS WITHIN 9 MONTHS OF DISBURSEMENT, OR FAIL TO REOPEN ONCE PERMITTED TO DO SO.

By typing my name and entering my initials, I hereby certify that I intend this to be my true and legal signature, thus averring that all statements given in this form are true and accurate to the best of my knowledge and belief, and that I agree to be bound by the provisions of this grant agreement, including repayment upon default.