City of Savannah CARES Fund Business Grant Application


The City of Savannah is providing financial assistance to local businesses who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the use of Coronavirus Relief Funds, grant opportunities will be awarded to eligible businesses to support small business recovery.

To be eligible for a grant, businesses must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Located within the City of Savannah limits
  • In existence and operational as of January 1, 2020
  • Have 10 or fewer employees
  • Have incurred a loss of income or hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic, and
  • Have not received a City of Savannah CARES grant in Round One.

The maximum grant amount is $20,000. Availability of Grant Funds are limited. Funds will be set aside for distinct target populations:

  • Minority businesses (at least 51% owned and controlled by an ethnic minority)
  • Businesses within Neighborhood Revitalization Areas (CDBG Census Tracts)
  • Businesses with 5 or fewer employees
  • All other businesses

Applicants for the City of Savannah grant will need to provide digital uploads of the following documents:

  1. Current City of Savannah Business License
  2. Last filed Business Tax Return
  3. Monthly Profit and Loss statements from January to June 2020

Applications must be completed in full, including all required document uploads. Incomplete applications will not be eligible.