- Real estate rentals/sales businesses
- Businesses owned by persons under age 18
- Businesses that are chains
- Liquor stores
- Weapons/firearms dealers
- Cannabis-related businesses
Amount of Funding:
Melrose has been awarded $175,000 to support microenterprise small businesses in our community. Each eligible business that applies and is approved can receive up to $10,000 with demonstrated costs greater than or equal to the amount requested. Grants may be requested in increments of $5,000, $7,500 or $10,000.
Approved Use of Funds:
Funds may be used for working capital to cover business costs, such as rent, staffing, and utilities. Funds may also be used for purchasing personal protection equipment (PPE).
Non-Approved Use of Funds:
Funds may not be used for major equipment purchases, purchase of real property, construction activities, business expansion, or lobbying.
Review a Frequently Asked Questions sheet here.