The City of Jamestown, with funding provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the allocation of a federal Community Development Block Grant, is offering the COVID-19 Recovery Grant to for-profit businesses in the city of Jamestown that employ up to fifty (50) employees.  Businesses will be able to apply for grants of up to $20,000 for the purposes of reopening and recovering from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Businesses will be required to provide proof of economic injury due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  • To support Jamestown residents and whose employment has been negatively impacted by COVID-19.
  • To assist low-to-moderate income persons in maintaining stable and sustainable employment during and post COVID-19.
  • To assist small businesses whose income has been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • To assist small businesses with recovery and reopening by:
    • Providing short-term working capital assistance to enable the viability of small business and the retention of jobs.
    • Addressing the greatest needs and challenges City of Jamestown small businesses face in their attempt to reopen and recover.
    • Providing grant assistance that will not duplicate, but enhance other financial assistance programs that are available to small businesses that are positioning themselves to reopen and/or stay open.