City Announces Grants for Vandalized Downtown Businesses

July 15, 2020  

Funds Will Help Cover Cost Of Repairs

The City of Jacksonville has launched the Downtown Businesses Financial Assistance Program to provide aid to businesses that, following the lawful, peaceful protests from May 30 – June 1, 2020, experienced property damage due to vandalism by those other than the peaceful protesters. The City will make a one-time payment of up to $1,500 to help with repairs.

The eligibility requirements include:

  • The business must be located in Downtown Jacksonville.
  • The applicant must demonstrate an impact of property damages or vandalism due to the civil unrest that occurred between May 30, 2020 and June 1, 2020.
  • The applicant must either own the building or represent that the business is responsible for the repair to the property.
  • Only one business may apply per address.
  • The applicant must provide a copy of the police report.
  • The applicant must provide copies of receipts documenting repair costs or estimates for the work to be completed.
  • Property damages must not have otherwise been mitigated/covered.

Starting Wednesday, July 15, business owners may send an email to to request an application.