Miami giving out $250 gift cards and $20K business grants for coronavirus relief

$8.5 million from the CARES Act to be distributed to those in need

MIAMI – City of Miami officials announced that they will distribute more than $8.5 million to businesses and residents who have been financially impacted by COVID-19.

The plan is funded by federal money from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

City commissioners decided they will allocate $5 million to small businesses, which can receive a grant of up to $20,000, and $3.4 million to residents, who can receive a $250 grocery gift card.

To apply, residents must prove they live within city limits and have suffered financial losses. Click here for more details on how, when and where to apply.

Businesses can apply starting Friday at 9 a.m. Click here for more information. To be eligible, businesses cannot have received other federal assistance funds.

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and city commissioners held a news conference Wednesday morning to discuss the new relief programs.

Watch a replay of the news conference below:

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and city commissioners Ken Russell and Manolo Reyes are holding a news conference Wednesday to discuss “two new relief fund programs for City of Miami small businesses and residents.”

Posted by WPLG Local 10 on Wednesday, November 18, 2020

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