Resilient Restart EBR: Small Business Micro-grants Program – Application

The Resilient Restart EBR: Small Business Micro-grants program is activated by the CARES Act through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant Program with an additional infusion of funding from Investar Bank. This program is being administered by the Urban League of Louisiana. Applicants should gather all required documentation prior to starting the application form. For questions regarding the Resilient Restart EBR: Small Business Micro-grants Program, please contact the Urban League of Louisiana at

Contact Information
Business Information
Business Structure

Number of Employees Before the COVID-19 LA State of Emergency:

Number of Current Employees:

Is your business a microenterprise with less than five employees? (Includes independent contractors and self-employed individuals)
Is your business a small business having between 6 and 500 employees?
Is your business at least 51% owned by an LMI individual that resides in East Baton Rouge Parish?
Does your business operate in an LMI census tract in East Baton Rouge Parish?
Is your business in “Good Standing” with the State of Louisiana Secretary of State?
Do you have a business license to operate in East Baton Rouge Parish?
Have you been in operation for at least 12 months? (Prior to March 11, 2020)
Have you had a loss of revenue of 25% or more due to COVID-19 restrictions?
Do you have gross annual revenues of less than $250,000?
Does your business have an active registration on with no exclusions?
Does your business have a DUNS number?
Is your business 51% or more owned by a woman?
Is your business 51% or more owned by a minority?
Is your business 51% or more owned by a veteran or service-disabled veteran?
Does your business provide medical, food delivery, cleaning, and other services to support home health and quarantine?
Does your business manufacture or source Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) like masks, gloves, head coverings, and other medical supplies to respond to infectious disease?
Does your business have an existing banking relationship?
Please answer the following questions.

Has the applicant:

1.Been convicted of a criminal offense other than a traffic violation?
2.Been a debtor in bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings in the last seven years?
3.Been a party to any pending lawsuits or outstanding judgements in the past two years?
4.Been delinquent on any taxes in the past three years?
Statement of Understanding & Certification by Applicant

I have read the program eligibility criteria for the Resilient Restart: Small Business Micro-grants Program and I certify that I am authorized to sign this application as, or on behalf of, the Applicant. I agree to assist East Baton Rouge Parish and the micro-grants program administrator in verifying any of the information contained in this application from any available source as requested.
By signing below, I certify that all information in this application, and all information furnished in support of this application, is given for the purpose of obtaining a small business micro-grant and that the information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge.

Authorizations and Certifications
  • I authorize East Baton Rouge Parish, its subcommittees, and/or partner organizations to view, review, and discuss information submitted as part of this grant application.​
  • I authorize East Baton Rouge Parish, its subcommittees, and/or partner organizations to obtain additional public information about my business is necessary for application review.
  • I certify that I own the business for which this small business micro-grant application is submitted.
  • I certify that all information provided as part of this application (to include attachments and verbal communications) is true and verifiable.
  • I certify that I have read and understand the small business micro-grant program guidelines.
  • I further certify that any funds granted will be used in accordance with grant guidelines and will be spent within thirty (30) days of receipt.
  • If this application leads to a grant award, I understand that false or misleading information in my application or interview may result in having to pay back grant monies.
Applicant SignatureBy signing below, the applicant represents, warrants, and certifies that the information provided herein is true, correct, and complete.
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