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Plainfield Small Business Crisis Response Grant Program

  1. Small businesses are an important part of the fabric of our community and they are being significantly impacted by the economic shut down that is a necessary response to the pandemic. To minimize the impacts of this crisis, the Town Council for the Town of Plainfield has established a $75,000 Small Business Crisis Response Grant Program. Max. Award Amount: $2,500 The CRG has limited funding and not all grant requests may be approved or approved at the level requested. Businesses eligible for a Plainfield Small Business Grant must meet the following requirements: • Must be in good standing with regard to state and local taxes, licenses and code compliance, and with the Indiana Secretary of State. • Must have a physical location in Plainfield and been established and operational for at least the previous 6 months. Grant recipients will be reviewed by the Selection Committee weekly and grants will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. Preference will be given to businesses that have: - plans to hire, train or assist individuals who lost jobs or experienced economic hardship during the COVID-19 crisis; - needs that have not been or are not anticipated to be addressed through other government assistance programs - demonstrated a commitment to the community, through support of local youth or charitable programs, good corporate citizenship, participation in community and business support organizations - not received abatements or incentives from the Town previously - made all reasonable efforts to keep employees employed during the recovery process -in an industry sector particularly affected negatively by COVID-19 and public safety measures associated with the outbreak (for example retail, dine in restaurant, salon). - had 50 or fewer employees as of March 1, 2020.

  2. Does your business meet the criteria outlined in the Plainfield Small Business Crisis Response Grant requirements stated above?*

  3. Are you a Main Street Plainfield business?*

  4. Please identify and explain the areas of distress for your business as a result of the economic downturn.

  5. Are you currently operational?*

  6. For example, are you offering different products, creating new sales channels or customer bases, or reducing expenses by not restocking inventory, etc.?

  7. Maximum: $2,500

  8. For example, I would like a $1,800 grant for the following uses: Rent payment for one month totaling $1,200, supplies purchase for new operations totaling $600.

  9. Please explain and support your answer.

  10. Are you pursuing assistance from any other loan or grant programs in addition to the Town of Plainfield Small Business Crisis Response Grant?*

  11. Have you ever sought local economic incentives from the Town of Plainfield before, such as tax abatements?*

  12. Please upload a copy of the executive summary of your business plan. This summary should be no more than 3 to 4 pages including brief descriptions of your company overview, market analysis, organization & management structure, service or product you sell, marketing and sales strategy, and your 2020 financial plan. If you need assistance with this, please contact Todd Cook at tcook@townofplainfield.com

  13. If available, please upload a copy of the FY 2018 Profit & Loss Statement

  14. If available, please upload a copy of the FY 2019 Profit & Loss Statement

  15. Please upload a copy of your most current Balance Sheet.

  16. Is there anything else you think the Selection Committee should know about your business or the challenges your business faces?

  17. I certify that the information above is correct to the best of my knowledge. I authorize the Town of Plainfield Small Business Crisis Response Grant Selection Committee to make inquiries as necessary to verify the accuracy of the statements made in this application. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Town of Plainfield, its officers, directors, employees, agents and volunteers from any and all claims, loss or other liability arising from or related to the grant program and the Selection Committee before, during, and after the grant review process. I guarantee that any funds received from the Plainfield Small Business Crisis Response Grant Program will be used in a manner consistent with my application and with the grant program rules and guidelines. I understand that a violation of this guarantee could result in legal action to recover misused grant funds.*

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