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Orange County Sets Cutoff Date for Small Business BOOST Grant Applications

ARPA Funded Small Business, Home-Based Business and Gig Worker Grants Application Deadline is September 15, 2023

Orange County GovernmentOrange County, FL – Orange County Government will close the application portal for small business, home-based business, and gig worker BOOST grants available through American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding on Friday, September 15, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.

Since July, the Orange County Small Business BOOST program has processed some 2,500 applications, with many more in the queue. Pending grants will continue to be reviewed through September 30, 2023, but new applications must be fully completed by September 15, 2023.

Small businesses may receive up to a $10,000 grant, home-based businesses may receive up to $3,000, and gig workers may receive up to $1,400. For each of the programs, applicants must provide documented business losses between 2020-2023. BOOST Grants are reserved exclusively for businesses located in Orange County, and gig workers with residency in Orange County.

Full BOOST grant eligibility requirements and program criteria are available online in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole at Additionally, if residents are unable to access the internet or have a language barrier, they are asked to email or call (407) 836-3111 for assistance.

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its residents and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, one of the nation’s largest convention centers and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners, including the Mayor, who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit or go to Orange County Government’s social media channels.

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