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 https://www.elevatelake.com/reopen#cares, 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 https://elevatelake-lakecares.submittable.com/login and choose the appropriate For-Profit or Non-Profit application. If not, they can follow the directions below:
- Create an account visit, https://elevatelake-lakecares.submittable.com/submit
- Complete the appropriate Lake CARES Small Business Assistance Grant Program Application.
Step-by-step instructions and eligibility criteria will be available at http://www.ReopenLake.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about the program and someone from the Grant Administrative Team will respond to all inquiries.