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DC Small Business Recovery Microgrant Program (UPDATE)

March 25, 2020
Dear DC Small Business Owner or Nonprofit Leader,

As you know, the Small Business Recovery Microgrant Program launched on March 24, however there were many issues with eligibility criteria, which we shared with DPMED directly. The application has been updated to capture estimated future earnings and calculate economic injury starting from March 11, the date Mayor Muriel Bowser declared a public health emergency, as opposed to aligning with the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) disaster period beginning January 31.

The application portal has reopened, and we invite you or the businesses you represent to start a new application if this factor prevented you from applying earlier, or if you felt the application did not allow you to accurately reflect your lost revenue. If you started an application, we encourage you to start a new one.

To start a new application: 
  • If you are a small business or independent contractor click here.
  • If you are a nonprofit, click here.
  • If you want to access your previous application, click here.
Deadline to apply is 3/31. 
We recommend you complete the application using Google Chrome or Firefox, if possible. If you have questions about your materials before submitting, email If you have technical difficulties with the application, email

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