Trending: Small Business Division lists documents needed for Relief Grant program applications


The Division of Small Business began  accepting applications for the first round of distribution from the $100 million DE Relief Grant program starting at  10 a.m. Tuesday at

Grants of up to $100,000 are available to assist Delaware small businesses (and nonprofits) impacted by coronavirus.

Business owners interested in the program can gather  the required documents:

  • 2019 tax return
  • Delaware Business License
  • Receipts for qualifying expenses

Though the application portal will not be open until Tuesday morning,  a video demonstrating the system and walking through the steps to apply is on the division’s Facebook page –

“These have been unprecedented and challenging times. Delaware’s small businesses have shown resilience in navigating them,” Damian DeStefano, director of the Delaware Division of Small Business said. “This program is a way to support them in continuing to serve their customers and help the state’s economy as a whole.”

Businesses needing assistance with applying on Tuesday should reach out to the Division’s regional business managers for their area at

More information about the grants, including business eligibility requirements, a list of eligible expenses and additional stipulations can be found at

The DE Relief Grants program is a joint initiative of the State of Delaware and New Castle County funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.