The COVID-19 Economic Disaster Relief (CEDR) Grant Program has awarded all available funds and is currently closed. Applications are no longer being accepted at this time.

The CEDR Grant program was established to serve as an initial financial lifeline to local businesses to help keep people employed, thereby supporting the continuity of operations as businesses and their employees weather the economic hardships during the first critical days and weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The staff from the Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) will contact each applicant to inform them of the status of their application. To help us process the applications as quickly as possible, we respectfully request you do not contact us with questions about specific applications. If additional and/or updated information is required, a member from our grant committee will contact you.

Due to an overwhelming response of applications within then the first two weeks of activation, we are still processing payments. We ask for your patience and cooperation as we process your payments. If you’ve been approved for a grant, you will receive your payment within 10-12 business days of submitting your documents to the Vendors department. We are working hard to respond to each application as quickly as possible in our effort to support the business community and appreciate your understanding. If you have any questions, please call the OEV team at 850-219-1060.

If you have a business that has been economically impacted by COVID-19, please see the following resources for assistance:

Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program

U.S. Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

OEV Business Resource Guide


The Office of Economic Vitality is proud to announce 489 businesses with over 4,400 employees have been awarded the COVID-19 Economic Disaster Relief (CEDR) grant, which rapidly injected a $1 million of direct support to the Tallahassee-Leon County local economy. The following is a list of all 489 businesses:

COVID-19 Economic Disaster Relief Grant Recipients

On April 15, the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency Board of Directors also voted to award grants to an additional 71 local businesses that applied and were eligible under the original CEDR grant program, but were unable to receive grants as the funds were fully expended on April 6. This vote brings the total number of businesses awarded the CEDR grant to 560. The following is a list of the 71 additional businesses:

COVID-19 Economic Disaster Relief Grant Additional Recipients

Applications for Leon CARES Assistance Open On Monday, August 17 at 8 a.m.
If you have been impacted by COVID-19, you may be eligible to receive direct assistance through Leon County’s Leon CARES program starting Monday, August 17. Leon CARES provides federal funds to meet critical community needs related to COVID-19.
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