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COVID-19 Small Business Emergency Stabilization Loan Fund

In response to the economic impact of the current health crisis, Mecklenburg County has partnered with Carolina Small Business Development Fund to create a program designed to assist the county's small businesses. Find out more about who qualifies and how you can apply.

About the Program

In recognition of the short and long-term impact that COVID-19 is having on the county’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, Mecklenburg County government has established a loan fund. The fund provides affordable financing in amounts ranging from $5,000 to $35,000 for qualifying small businesses that have been adversely impacted by the pandemic.   Funds may be used to cover the day-to-day operating expenses of the business.

Loans issued by the fund program have the following features:

Qualification Requirements

Small businesses may qualify for the program if they meet the following conditions:

If you think you may qualify for this program, please review the documentation requirements on the right side of the page.  Submission of incomplete documents could delay the processing of your request.