Lake CARES Small Businesses Assistance Grant Program to Launch Monday at Noon


The Lake CARES Small Business Assistance Grant Program will launch Monday, August 17 and the application portal will be open at noon. At that time, eligible small businesses and non-profit organizations can visit, click on the ‘Start Here’ tab under the Businesses program to start the application process, or to review eligibility criteria and required documentation.


If a business has ‘pre-registered’, they can sign into their Submittable account at and choose the appropriate For-Profit or Non-Profit application. If not, they can follow the directions below:

  1. Create an account visit,
  2.    Complete the appropriate Lake CARES Small Business Assistance Grant Program Application.

Step-by-step instructions and eligibility criteria will be available at to help guide applicants through the process. The Lake CARES Act Helpline is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at (352) 268-9299 to answer questions applicants may have. Applicants may also email with questions about the program and someone from the Grant Administrative Team will respond to all inquiries.