In Phase 2 of the Georgetown BID’s Employee Emergency Relief Grant program, employees in the Georgetown BID commercial district who have lost their jobs as a result of the coronavirus crisis may be eligible to receive a one-time grant of up to $300 to help with immediate and emergency needs, such as housing, transportation, and food.
In this phase of the program, we are requiring business owners and/or managers to nominate their employees for support.
Business owners are not eligible for this grant.
Grant recipients must have been employed by a Georgetown BID Member business some time between March 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.
The business must currently be operating in some capacity.
Grant recipients must have been working on an hourly basis (not receiving a salary) and have been laid off or had their hours reduced due to COVID-19.
How to Apply
In this phase of the program, we are requiring business owners and/or managers to nominate their employees for support. Businesses with 10 – 50 employees may nominate up to 10 names. Those businesses with 50 or more employees may submit up to 25 names. BID members that have already submitted applications for Phase 2 are welcome to submit additional names in this extension. The total number of grants awarded will depend on the number of nominations received, so we are asking nominators to rank their submissions based on their need (employees with greatest need first).
Click here to nominate an employee(s). Nominations are due by 5 pm EDT on Friday, March 26.
If you are an employee who would like to be considered for this grant, please speak with your manager or the business owner, who will be responsible for nominating you and filling out this application.
Si usted es un empleado que quisiera ser considerado para esta subvención, hable con su gerente o el dueño de la empresa, quien será responsable de nominarlo y completar esta solicitud.
We are aiming to assist those most in need with one-time checks for $300. This amount is subject to change based on total number of applicants.
Georgetown BID staff and board committee will review applications and confirm eligibility. We expect the first round of checks to be available in April 2021.
Checks will be made out in the employee’s name, but delivered to the business (manager or owner) to deliver to the employee.