More NC businesses are now eligible for Business Recovery Grant Program. Find out if you're one.
The N.C. Department of Revenue (NCDOR) launched Phase 2 of the Business Recovery Grant Program (BRG) on May 2, with an application deadline of June 1.
Thanks to legislation passed by the N.C. General Assembly in March, far more businesses are now eligible for a Business Recovery Grant in Phase 2.
The BRG issues awards of up to $500,000 to eligible North Carolina businesses that suffered substantial economic loss during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Two types of grants are available through the program:
A hospitality grant is available to an eligible arts, entertainment, or recreation business, as well as an eligible accommodation or food service business such as a hotel, restaurant, or bar (NAICS code 71 and 72).
A reimbursement grant is available to an eligible business not classified in NAICS Code 71 and 72.
For Phase 2, the law was changed to make more businesses eligible for a grant. The law now allows a business that received other COVID-19 relief may be eligible for a grant in Phase 2. In addition, gross receipts reported on an expanded list of tax forms can be used to calculate an economic loss for Phase 2, making the BRG available to eligible sole proprietors, corporations, and other businesses that do not report gross receipts on Form E-500 or Federal Form 1065.This means that farmers and businesses that primarily provides services—such as gyms, hair salons, and tour guides, just to name a few—may now be eligible for a grant or a larger grant.
How to Apply
To be considered timely, applications must be received on or between May 2, 2022 and June 1, 2022.
Fill out the application by going to https://www.ncdor.gov/business-recovery-grant
Complete the online application at one of the Department’s service centers by scheduling an appointment by phone or on the Department’s website.
If you cannot apply online, a paper application is available on the Department’s website or by request
Should potential applicants have any questions about the program or application, you may call the North Carolina Department of Revenue at 1-877-252-4487 (8:00 am until 4:30 pm EST, Monday through Friday). Bilingual assistance is available to assist as needed.