Quick Start Guide
We Guide You Through an Easy 3-Step Process
Governor John Carney, New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer and the Delaware Division of Small Business on recently announced grant program of at least $100 million to assist Delaware small businesses and nonprofit organizations affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
The DE Relief Grants program is a joint initiative of the State of Delaware and New Castle County, and is funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Our Easy 3-Step Process
Check Eligibility Instantly
Use our free online tool to instantly check your eligibility for the DE Relief Grant. While this grant is open to ALL small businesses, there are certain criteria that you will need to meet to not have to repay the grant funds. We’ll help you determine this eligibility.
Determine Your Grant Fund Bucket
We’ll help guide you in determining just how much grant funding you can apply for through the Delaware Grant fund. With up to $100,000 in grant funds available to businesses and nonprofits, we’ll help you determine how large of a bucket you can request for not only your website, but for other qualified expenses, as well!
Free Website Budget Estimate
The hardest part of requesting grant funding is knowing how much you should be asking for. Our team will put together an official budget for your new website that you can submit along with your application so that you can request funding confidently for your new website.
Get started with your first step!
01. Step ONE
DE Relief Grant Eligibility Check
Find out if you are eligible for the DE Relief Grant
Quick Check Tool
It’s important to first check to see if you meet the initial qualifications for participating in the free DE Relief Grant. While the grant is open for all small business to apply, there are some criteria that your organization must meet in order to not have to repay the grant.
This free online DE Relief Grant Qualification Checker tool will help you quickly determine your eligibility for this grant.
DE Relief Grant Eligibility Quick Check Tool
Find out if your organization qualifies for the Delaware Relief Grant in less than 3 minutes!
Frequently Asked Questions
Most frequent questions and answers
The next wave of application for the DE Relief Grant opens up on October 1, 2020 for businesses to apply one. While we can’t apply for the grant on your behalf, we can walk you through the quick 5-10 minute process of applying.
Being prepared makes the process go smoothly and quickly—our team will help ensure that you have all the necessary documentation to apply when the grant application opens.
According to Delaware’s Division of Small Business, the estimated delivery on awarded grant funding is within 3 weeks after completing the online application.
October is the second round of grant applications for the Delaware Relief Grant. If you are not awarded grant funding during this round, you can re-apply for funding during the last round of grant application that opens in November.
YES! The Delaware Relief Fund is designed to help small businesses and nonprofits throughout the State to offset the effects that COVID-19 has caused.
The grant can be used for the following:
- Equipment purchased to make business suitable for COVID-19 safety (PPE, plexiglass, air purifiers, etc)
- Refinancing of debt incurred due to COVID-19 (including state of Delaware HELP loans)
- Technological enhancements undertaken in order to adapt business model for COVID-19
- Advertising efforts undertaken as a result of COVID-19
- Fixed expenses the applicant accrued during COVID-19 (e.g. rent, mortgage, utilities, insurance, etc.)
The amount a business or nonprofit can receive is based upon 2019 revenue and could be up to $100,000.
- $0-$500,000 in revenue: Up to $30,000 (6 percent of 2019 revenue)
- $500,000-$1 million: Up to $50,000 ($30,000 + 4 percent of 2019 revenue in excess of $500,000)
- $1 million-$2.5 million: Up to $72,500 ($50,000 + 1.5% of 2019 revenue in excess of $1 million)
- $2.5+ million: Up to $100,000 ($72,500 plus 1 percent of 2019 revenue in excess of $2.5 million)
BolsterWP is a local web development & marketing agency in Sussex County, Delaware. We focus on helping connect the dots on marketing, design and sales for small businesses and nonprofits throughout Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.
Founded in 2011, BolsterWP has been helping local businesses use their websites in more meaningful ways that help them increase local visibility, generate more revenue, and increase efficiency in their sales & marketing.