Small business owners in Bucks County will have a sixteen hour window to apply for a grant from the Bucks Back to Work Small Business Grant Program.

The application process will only be open Tuesday, May 26 from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.

This grant program uses $6 million from county CARES Act funding. Each business is eligible for up to $25,000 or 25 percent of annual operating expenses, whichever is lower.

These businesses can then use the grants for a number of uses. This includes payroll, rent or mortgages, supplies, and general operating expenses.

“The Bucks County Commissioners understand the sacrifices small businesses have made, and the anxiety they feel for their future,” said Bucks County Commissioner Bob Harvie. “This grant program is just the first step in the county’s efforts to help sustain those businesses in this difficult time.”

Only for-profit businesses are eligible for funds. Other qualifiers, directly from the county, are:

  • must have been founded no later than 2018,
  • have less than $700,000 gross annual revenue,
  • have fewer than 50 employees,
  • primary operations and headquarters must physically be located in Bucks County,
  • a majority of revenue must be generated in Bucks, not outside locations.
  • Non-profits, franchises and passive businesses such as landlords are not eligible.

 

Forms are available online at the county COVID-19 portal here.

Though the form includes instructions on how to submit online, small business owners can also submit them in person. However, the window of time is smaller.

Anyone who wants to submit forms in person must do so between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Court Street entrance of the Bucks County Administration Building, 55 East Court Street in Doylestown.

Anyone with questions should email bucksbacktowork@bucksounty.org. Inquiries should include contact information.