City Business Assistance Program
As a means to promote and encourage business development, retention and expansion, the City of Ferguson has developed a business assistance program for small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 shutdowns.
This is a one-time grant of up to $5,000, subject to the limitations and qualifications in the policy. Grants will be awarded so long as funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Once funds are depleted no more grants will be awarded.
To apply for this program, complete application and submit to the Planning & Development Office at City Hall (110 Church St.)
St. Louis Economic Development Partnership
St. Louis Economic Development Partnership has several funding options available to small-businesses - The Small Business Resource Fund Program and the Small Business Resource Discretionary Grant Program. Please see their website for details and to apply!
Missouri Department of Economic Development
Starting July 14, small businesses in Missouri can apply for emergency grants of up to $50,000 via a new $30 million program through the state’s Department of Economic Development. The grants through the new Small Business Grant Program are limited to for-profit businesses with fewer than 50 employees. The Missouri Department of Agriculture will administer about $7.5 million of the grant funding pool reserved for family-owned farms. Businesses have until Aug. 31 to apply. The state will focus awards on industries hit hard by the pandemic such as retail, accommodation, food service and health care, but grants aren’t limited to those industries. DED staff will have discretion over awards and review applications in the order they are submitted.
Ameren Missouri Small Business Relief
If you’re a small business owner with 50 or fewer employees and are having trouble paying your energy bill, now is the time to apply for energy assistance through Ameren Missouri’s new COVID-19 Small Business Relief Program.
- Our new program will provide $500,000 in energy assistance to eligible small business or non-profit 501(c)(3) customers with 50 or fewer employees. Eligible applicants must be:
- Registered with the Missouri Secretary of State.
- Locally owned and non-franchised in Missouri.
- An active Ameren Missouri gas or electric customer for the past six months.
- Experiencing financial hardships due to COVID-19.