The City of Elkhart has appropriated $400,000 of American Rescue Plan Act dollars to fund the Small Business Continuity Program. Over $200,000.00 has been awarded to Elkhart’s Small Businesses. Due to remaining funds from the first two rounds, the City of Elkhart is offering another opportunity for small business owners to apply for the grant.

There are two primary goals of the program. The first is to provide relief where needed for immediate routine expenses like rent/mortgage and utilities.

The second is to help small businesses build the capacity needed to adjust and rebound from unexpected challenges.

Examples of permissible uses for capacity building are technology upgrades, training, technical assistance, signage or façade upgrades, supply change diversification, space expansion or reconfiguration, and marketing.