As part of the DEWins! Vaccine Incentive Program, the State is asking businesses to set up special offers, opportunities and promotions specifically for vaccinated Delawareans. And to help make that happen, the Division of Small Business is making grants of up to $5,000 a piece available to small businesses to defray the costs of their specific incentive program.
The grant opportunity is open to businesses that:
- meet U.S. Small Business Administration definition for a small business in their industry
- have a physical location within the state of Delaware that is open to the public
Preference will be given to applicants in sectors that had to shut down at least partially at some point during March-June 2020 (including, but not limited to, retail, hospitality, food & beverage, fitness and personal care).
Incentive programs must run through June 30, 2021.
All applications must be submitted by June 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM. Decisions on grantees will be announced on or before June 7.
To build excitement for the program over the Memorial Day weekend, the DSB will also announce an initial, small group of grantees and their promotions on Friday, May 28.
The State will highlight participating businesses on the DEWins! website along with other webpages and social media outlets.
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