Economic & Business Development Department

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Eligibility Requirements


  • The business cannot be a nonprofit business! [It must be a for-profit.]
  • It must be a small business that has or had no more than 10 employees. This includes Full and Part-time Employees that includes your W-2 employees; 1099 employees (i.e. independent contractors) and leased employees.
  • National and regional retail chains and franchises are ineligible.
  • Cannot be a home-based business. The business must have a physical presence in a commercial building within the boundaries of the City of Miramar that is tangible and significant. Having a P.O. Box does not qualify as having a physical presence.
  • The business has been operating for at least 1 year in the City of Miramar.
  • The property must be free of any outstanding liens or code violations and city taxes must be current.

GUIDELINES


  • Payment for rent, mortgage, late fees, and utility bills (electric, sanitation, and water only.)
  • Award amount based on total billed amount up to $10,000 Maximum
  • The application must be completed in accordance with the requirements of the program rules and signed by the Applicant.
  • Invoice/Statement/Letter from the Landlord or Mortgage lender verifying past due amount. Handwritten invoices will not be accepted. If a discrepancy exists between the application amount and the invoice/statement, that staff will use the invoice/statement.
  • Current fully executed signed lease agreement by all parties must be provided for the time period which rent is owed.
  • City will pay late fees.
  • Copy of utility bill for requested utility assistance payments.
  • Applicants will be contacted via email requesting additional required time-sensitive documentation to continue the review process. If documentation is not received from the applicant, Incomplete applications will be pended and marked ineligible once funds have been exhausted.
  • All applicants are responsible for obtaining and submitting their most current rental, mortgage and utility bills to the City.
  • A completed IRS form W-9 signed and dated by the Landlord or Mortgage lender
  • Grant check payments made directly to the landlord and utility company only.
  • Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-serve, first qualified basis until funds are completely exhausted.
  • One award per business.
  • Applications will be accepted beginning January 20th, 2021 @ 9:00 AM


Instructional Video Below:

MICRO-ENTERPRISE BUSINESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Maximum Grant Amount: Up to $10,000

The Micro-Enterprise funds can be used for the following:

Payroll expenses required in the creation and/or retention of the jobs that would otherwise be last due to COVID-19.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • For-profit businesses with 5 or fewer employees (including the owner) location in a commercial space.
  • Businesses in operation for at least 1 (one) year prior to the disruption caused by COVID-19.
  • Business owner household qualifies as low-to-moderate income per Housing and Urban Development (HUD) income guidelines.
  • Businesses that did not receive any other federal funding designated for the same purpose such as the Federal Payroll Protection Program (PPP).

For Frequently Asked Questions and an application, please find below:

Community Redevelopment Associates of Florida

8569 Pines Blvd, Suite 207

Pembroke Pines, FL 33024

  • Applications should be deposited in the marked document lock box outside of Suite 207

BUSINESS RESOURCES AVAILABLE DURING THE CORONAVIRUS

Resources that come available from the Federal, State or County Governments for all size businesses will be posted below:

BROWARD COUNTY QUICK LINKS

Broward County EBD
Broward County EBD COVID-19 FAQ
Broward County EBD BUYING
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Broward County EBD EVENTS
Broward County EBD CONFERENCES
Broward County EBD GET CERTIFIED
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Broward County EBD BRIDGE LOAN

Grand Openings

Grand Opening of  3190 Commerce Center

(3190 S. SR 7)

The owner of the commercial property located at 3190 South State Road 7 applied to the city’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funded Commercial Rehabilitation Program to upgrade the appearance of the building and provide some site improvements. The subject 2.1-acre property has an existing 1-story, 34,700 square foot commercial building constructed in 1980. The rehabilitation involved the demolition of the existing façade and construction a new parapet feature with columns; new windows and doors; decorative awnings over tenant entrances; new base and accent paint colors; a new monument sign to replace a non-conforming pole sign; new building lighting; and landscaping.

Completion of this project continues to advance the revitalization of Historic Miramar. To date, 16 projects have been completed under the program at a construction value of $3.9 million leveraging $1.9 million in CDBG funds.

Hughes, Richard

Assistant Director of Community & Economic Development

Economic Business Development

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On October 19, 2016, the City Commission adopted a new 5 year Economic Development Action Plan (FY 2017 – FY 2021).  The Plan identifies the following strategic priorities for this time period: 
  
  • Diversify Miramar’s Tax Base to Enhance Economic
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