Published On: Mon, Oct 26th, 2020

Palm Beach County Commissioners Approve Additional $20 Million for Restart Business Grants

Palm Beach County Commissioner Robert Weinroth has announced the Board of County Commissioners has approved an additional $20 million to the Restart Business Grants Program.

The portal resumed accepting applications at 8AM this morning.

The Restart Business Program guidelines, including eligibility criteria is posted on the Department of Housing & Economic Sustainability website.

Grants up to $15,000, based on six months of expenses (net of any PPP, other grants or forgivable loans) will be available to an expanded list of eligible businesses that were negatively impacted by COVID-19 and did not previously receive a Restart Business Grant through Palm Beach County.

The application process can be completed entirely online through the county’s portal. It requires general information about the applicant’s business, applicant certifications, affirmations, and acknowledgments. 

Also, applicant-uploaded documents including tax returns, payroll reports, and an active Palm Beach County Business Receipt or a valid exemption from the Palm Beach County Tax Collector.

Sole proprietors and general partnerships not required to register with the Florida Department of State Division of Corporations (dos.myflorida.com/sunbiz) are exempt from the Sunbiz requirement.

Businesses that previously received funding through this program are not eligible to apply.

Restart Business Grant Program application are being processed on a first-come, first-eligible basis.

The online application launched this morning (Monday, October 26), and will be accessible through the Palm Beach County website for a one-week period closing on Monday, November 2, at 5PM.

​Palm Beach County’s  Department of Housing and Economic Sustainability (DHES) administers programs for business development, housing, and community initiatives.

This department’s mission is:  To advance a high quality of life for Palm Beach County residents through Housing, Public Services, Infrastructure Improvements, and Economic Development. 

For more information, please visit PBC Dept of Housing & Economic Sustainability

About the Author

- Robert Weinroth is a 27 year resident of Boca Raton where he is an attorney, businessman, former member of the City Council (where he served for four years) and currently serves as an elected member of the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners. Commissioner Weinroth went to Boston’s Northeastern University where he earned a BSBA in Management. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor at New England School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey and the Supreme Court of the United States. Weinroth served as president and general counsel of Freedom Medical Services Inc, an accredited medical supply company in Boca Raton. FREEDOMED® represented the realization of an entrepreneurial dream. Weinroth, and his wife Pamela operated the company for 16 years, eventually selling the business in 2016. Weinroth takes great pride in his past work as a volunteer Guardian ad Litem for the 15th Judicial Circuit, advocating for the needs of abused and neglected children deemed dependent by the Court. After serving on multiple community boards and committees, Weinroth was elected to the Boca Raton City Council in 2014. During his tenure, he served as CRA Vice-chair and Deputy Mayor and was appointed to a number of county boards including the Boca Raton Airport Authority, the Palm Tran Service Board, the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency, the Treasure Coast Planning Council and was elected a board member of the Palm Beach County League of Cities. Commissioner Weinroth serves as County Vice-Mayor and has been appointed Chair of the Solid Waste Authority, a board member of the PBC Transportation Planning Agency, and alternate representative on the Treasure Coast Planning Agency and several other county and regional boards. Robert, Pamela and their two dogs, Sierra and Siggy, are proud to call Boca Raton home.

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