The Beacon of Hope Announces Funding Aid for
Hurricane Ian Small Business

The Application Deadline is November 30, 2023

The Beacon of Hope has received a grant through Volunteer Florida to provide financial support to individuals and small business in the Greater Pine Island area. The Beacon of Hope’s Mission is “to improve the lives of those who live in the Greater Pine Island area by fulfilling a need, giving a path upward, or by volunteering to help others.” Over the last year, Beacon of Hope has helped hundreds of people recovering from Hurricane Ian. This application is for Small Business in the Greater Pine Island area.

Eligibility Criteria:

• Businesses operating on Pine Island before Hurricane Ian.
• Businesses in current operation since Hurricane Ian

o Locally owned and operated small businesses in the Greater Pine Island area.
o Must provide a current SunBiz Annual report, Title, and business tax returns or profit/loss statements for the past two years.

Criteria Questions:

 • What type of assistance, if any, have you applied for thus far? (i.e., Small Business Association (SBA) Loan, other grants, etc…)
• How will your business use the money?
• How will this grant make a positive difference for your business to serve the Greater Pine Island area?

*Other documentation such as estimates may be required later “as needed” basis.

Required Information to Qualify:

• Criteria questions on the application must be completed in their entirety.
• Initial required documentation must be attached to the application. If further documentation is warranted, the applicant will be notified for other documentation to be provided if needed.

Grant Applications are on our website, click here.
Completed applications and supporting documents can be mailed to or dropped off at The Beacon of Hope, 5090 Doug Taylor Circle, St James City, FL 33956. Applications can be dropped off during normal operating hours: M-W-Th 9 AM-5 PM
If you have questions about the grant process, please do not hesitate to contact Joanne Lembo at [email protected]. Please add in the subject line, “Business Grant Questions.”

The Application Deadline is November 30, 2023

Business grants may represent taxable income to you. It is solely your responsibility to determine whether a grant awarded under this program is taxable income to you.

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The Beacon of HOPE Pine Island Inc is a not-for-profit charity designated as tax-exempt under section 501©(3) of the IRS code.

Florida Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services registration number CH18878

“A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling 800-435-7352 toll-free within the state.

Registration does not imply endorsement approval or recommendation by the state”.