Small Business Economic Support Program

November 2020
By Kayla
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Through the Small Business Economic Support Program, the City of Carlyle will provide direct payments to small businesses that are physically located within City limits and have experienced closures or a significant interruption of business caused by the COVID-19 public health crisis. Businesses that qualify for a support payment and submit a fully completed and approved application may be eligible to receive up to $5,000. These direct payments will be made to businesses as a grant, which will not be required to be paid back unless the business is permanently closed within a six-month period within receiving the funds.

The goal of this program is to support and stabilize small businesses that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19, primarily businesses in the restaurant/bar, tourism/hospitality, salon/spa and retail sectors.

There are three documents that must be turned in to ensure a proper submission. Please review each document carefully to certify that all information is accurate and that all of the program requirements are met. All program documents are available below or at Carlyle City Hall.

1.) Program Guidelines

2.) Program Application and Documentation

3.) Business Certification and Requirements

Return the fully completed application along with the necessary documentation to Carlyle City Hall no later than Friday, December 18, 2020 at 4:30pm. No applications will be accepted after this time. Questions about the program can be directed to Andy Brackett at or (618) 594- 2468.