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'Mom & Pops' Can Apply: Applicants May Be Eligible To Receive Up To $2,500

March 7, 2024

Small business owners in Miami-Dade's District 4 are invited to apply for Commissioner Micky Steinberg's Annual Mom and Pop Small Business Grant Program. Applicants may be eligible to receive up to $2,500, depending on the number of applicants, which can be used for purchasing equipment, supplies, inventory, commercial liability insurance, security systems, advertising, marketing, and making minor renovations. Applications will be accepted through March 15th, 2024, by 12:00 p.m.

Business owners interested in applying for the 2024 District 4 Mom and Pop Small Business Grant Program must meet the following criteria:

• Existed for at least two year(s)
• Employ no more than seven employees
• Currently not in default or non-compliance with any County Loan or Grant Program
• Is not affiliated with a national chain and does not own more than two businesses
• Does not engage in illegal activity at the stated business location

Completed original applications can be hand delivered to: Commissioner Micky Steinberg, District 4 Office, 2124 Northeast 123rd Street, Suite 201 North Miami, Florida 33181. Or emailed to: - only one completed application per business will be accepted.

Non-Profit Agencies are not eligible for funding but Home-Based Businesses are welcome to apply. Businesses that received funding two years in a row must sit out one year before reapplying (If you received funding in years 2022 & 2023, you are not eligible to apply until year 2025). Applications may be typed or printed. Illegible, incomplete, or faxed applications will be disqualified. Guidelines for the Mom and Pop Small Business Grant Program require that each approved recipient attend a mandatory business training workshop to be scheduled at a later date.

To see if your business is located within District 4 or for more information, contact Alexis Moseley at: (305) 787-5999. Or Neighbors And Neighbors Association (NANA) – Victoria Goss at: (305) 756-0605. Applications are available at:

About The Program
The Miami-Dade County Mom And Pop Small Business Grant Program was created by Neighbors And Neighbors Association, Inc. in 1999 to provide financial and technical assistance to qualified small businesses that are approved for funding. This program has allowed small owned and operated businesses the opportunity to interact with the local government under favorable conditions, and this relationship will ultimately bridge the gap between the two entities.

• The program provides financial assistance to further the economic viability of recipients. Funding can be used to purchase inventory/supplies, business equipment, marketing/advertising, building/business insurance, minor interior/exterior renovations, security systems (commercial property only), work vehicle (pick-up truck or cargo van must be registered in the business name) professional services, (CPA, business training, seminars, and events), or commercial property lease or mortgage only.

• Technical assistance is made available at no charge, to small businesses to create a better working and business environment, promote economic development opportunities, educate owners about various county-funded programs and projects, form/foster better-working relationships among small business owners, retain and eventually create more jobs, offer the necessary training that small business owners so desperately need to become more efficient and competitive, etc.

The program is offered in each of 13 Miami-Dade County Commission Districts, as a result, they recognize that the needs of each district are different and their goal is to address this diversity. To receive the correct guidelines to be considered for funding, you must apply in the county district where your business is located. To locate the district where your business is located, please call 311 or visit: under “Who is my Commissioner?” enter your business address and submit.

Applications and start dates for each district may differ, therefore, please be sure to pick up the appropriate application.

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