Duke Energy Hometown Revitalization Grant: Warrenton, NC
Working Landscapes is pleased to be able to offer grants to Warrenton, NC businesses through the Duke Energy Hometown Revitalization program!

Grant applications are due by 5 PM on Wednesday, December 15.

Please review the following grant information to determine whether you should apply.

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS:
--Incorporated businesses, including for-profit and nonprofit organizations, may apply. The business must be legally incorporated in North Carolina, or must have a fiscal agent that is a legally incorporated North Carolina business.
--Applicant business must have fewer than 50 employees
--Applicant business must be located and headquartered in Warrenton, North Carolina

ELIGIBLE PROJECTS:
--Small business support awards may range from $500 to $2500
--Small business support awards are intended to help small businesses recover or “pivot” as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. A pivot may include adding enhanced service or commerce opportunities for the business to adjust to the effects of the crises, such as modifying physical space, improving an e-commerce site for online sales, or expanding capacity for delivering goods and services. Some expenditures may include furniture for expanded outdoor dining, materials for construction of takeout windows, accessibility compliance for additional outdoor seating, additional fixtures required for compliance with public health issues, and building of e- commerce platforms, as well as other equipment or tools needed for creative adaptation and pivoting of businesses.
--Payroll, rent and utilities are excluded.
--The small business support awards may be used to reimburse small businesses for expenses already incurred.
--Small business support awards may also support storefront beautification projects, but COVID-19 recovery projects will be prioritized.

FUNDING PRIORITIES:
The following are our funding priorities; however, projects that do not meet these criteria are also welcome to apply, because we may not receive enough competitive projects that fulfill these priorities.
--Businesses located on Warrenton's Main Street
--Businesses with a retail storefront
--Businesses owned by people of color
--Projects that can demonstrate a community benefit

If you are small business owner/operator in Warrenton with a project that meets these grant guidelines, please complete and submit the application below.

Questions?
Please contact Working Landscapes at:
252-257-0205
gabriel@workinglandscapesnc.org
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Business name *
Is your organization incorporated in the state of NC? *
If your organization is not incorporated in NC, you must have a NC-based fiscal sponsor. Please list that organization below.
Business structure
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Physical address of business
How many years has your business been in operation in Warrenton? *
Website address
What social media platforms is your business on? Please include your social media handles.
Contact name
Contact phone number (with area code)
Contact email address
What does your business do? What products/services do you offer? (limit 50 words)
How much money are you applying for (range is $500-$2500)?
Small business support awards are intended to help small businesses recover or "pivot" as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please describe how your business was affected by the pandemic (limit 50 words).
Describe how you will use the grant funds to adapt/pivot in response to the pandemic (limit 100 words). Grant funds may be used for expenses already incurred.
How does your project benefit the community, including other local businesses? (limit 100 words)
Please describe one to two ideas you have for enhancing quality of life in Warrenton and Warren County? Please also describe one to two things you think would help us move towards a higher quality of life. *
By checking the box below, I certify that I am authorized to submit this application on behalf of the business, and that all of the information contained herein is accurate. If any part of the application is found to be false, I understand that any award may be revoked. *
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I understand that if awarded funding, I will be required to submit a current W9, and will receive a 1099 form from Working Landscapes for the relevant tax year. *
I understand that if awarded funding, I may be required to participate in a short grantee workshop and complete a grant acceptance form. *
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Thank you for submitting your application. Awards will be announced January 15th.
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