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Restore ATL Grant

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About The RESTORE ATL Grant

The Metro Atlanta Chamber, through the support of its investors in the metro Atlanta business community, implemented the RESTORE ATL Grants to support Black-owned small- and medium-sized businesses adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the program, eligible businesses can apply for immediate gap assistance grants of $5,000-$10,000.

In March 2021, MAC awarded 19 small and medium-sized Black-owned businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with $180,000 of direct economic relief funded through investor donations from across the metro Atlanta business community. The companies that received the grant represent a range of industries adversely affected by the pandemic, including accommodations and food services; arts, entertainment and recreation; healthcare and social assistance; and retail trade. Nearly 70% of recipient companies are woman-owned, and two companies are veteran-owned.

This is the second round of RESTORE ATL grants issued since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and brings the total amount raised for the initiative to $360,000.  

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RESTORE ATL Grant 2021 Recipient Companies

Company County Industry
2 Sistas Cookin DeKalb Accommodation and Food Services
Atlantic Division Entertainment Fulton Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Beaver Beauty Academy DeKalb Educational Services
CHOZEN MEDIA Gwinnett Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Dernier Cri Gowns Rockdale Retail Trade
Just Breast, LLC Fulton and Rockdale Health Care and Social Assistance
King Kabob, LLC DeKalb Accommodation and Food Services
LeLayah Health and Wellness Fayette Health Care and Social Assistance
Local Green Atlanta Fulton Retail Trade
Lotus Flower Om Fulton Retail Trade
Mark Squared Productions DeKalb Other Services (Except Public Administration)
McKinley Alliance Group, LLC Gwinnett Health Care and Social Assistance
Onyx Media Services Newton Other Services (Except Public Administration)
Pinnacle Fitness Center, LLC DeKalb Other Services (Except Public Administration)
SmartBird Travel & Cruises LLC Fulton Other Services (Except Public Administration)
Sweet Potato Cafe DeKalb Accommodation and Food Services
The Lash and Brow Loft Salon, LLC Fulton Other Services (Except Public Administration)
The Progress Place DeKalb Health Care and Social Assistance
Time To Dine, LLC Cobb Accommodation and Food Services

Application

Applications are currently closed. 

Grant Eligibility

Ownership

Ownership

Company must be Black-owned

Location

Location

Company must be a for-profit business located  in  the  Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area 

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Years in Business

Years in Business

Company has been in business on or before May 17, 2019.

Number of Employees

Number of Employees

Company must be small to medium-sized with  100  or fewer  employees  (full-time, part-time, and contractors) 

Questions?

Questions?

Contact us: RestoreATL@macoc.com

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FAQ

What information do I need to apply?*

  • Most recent W-9 (2018 version)
  • Company Control Number with the Georgia Corporations Division
  • Annual total gross revenue numbers (2017-2020) 
  • Employee count as of March 1, 2020  
  • Information on previous grant and loan applications
  • Fixed monthly recurring business expenses for rent/commercial mortgage, salaries, utilities, insurance 

How and when will I be notified of my award status?

  • Applicants should expect to hear back within 4-6 weeks of the application deadline.

Can I re-apply for Round Two if I applied for Round One?  

  • Businesses that applied in the first round are eligible to apply for the grant again. Companies that have already received funding through the RESTORE ATL Grant are not eligible to apply for additional funding. 

If I applied in a previous round, do I have to apply again or will my application roll-over?

  • Applications do not roll over to later rounds. You must submit a new application for each round of grants in order to be considered for funding.

What can the grant money be used for?

  • Grant awards can be used for operating expenses including rent, utilities, payroll, PPE, etc.

How are grant recipients selected? 

  • A diverse grant review panel will select recipients based on need as well as the potential impact of the funding for the company’s future. Preference will be given to woman-owned and veteran-owned businesses, and businesses that belong to industry sectors that have been especially hit hard by the pandemic.

Want to contribute to the grant program?  

  • Contact us: RestoreATL@macoc.com 
  • Please consult your tax advisor to determine if your contribution is tax deductible

 

* Proprietary business metrics will be used only by MAC for the sole purpose of verifying grant eligibility. Information shared via this form will be kept in strict confidentiality.
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