Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Reopening Idaho Resources

Municipal Small Business Grant Program

Application Period Opens November 17, 2020

The City of Jerome Council has designated $350,000 from its allocated Coronavirus Relief Funds provided by the State of Idaho to create a grant program that provides financial relief to local businesses and organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eligible Businesses 

  1. Must be located within the Jerome City limits;
  2. 500 or less employees;
  3. Has an official EIN number;
  4. Is in good standing and not federally prohibited from receiving funds;
  5. Does not exist for the purpose of advancing partisan political activities; 
  6. Does not directly lobby federal or state officials (defined as having had a registered lobbyist at any point during 2020).

Grant funds must cover expenses that:

  • Are necessary expenditures due to the COVID-19 public health emergency;
  • Were not accounted for in the businesses’ operating budget approved as of March 17, 2020;
  • Were incurred beginning June 20, 2020, and end on December 30, 2020;
  • Were not previously reimbursed by other federal or state loans, grants, or insurance programs such as the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) or the Idaho Rebound Grant for Small Businesses.

Grant Amount

Qualifying businesses and organizations can receive up to $10,000 in the form of reimbursements for eligible incurred COVID-19 related expenses. Grants will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Eligible Expenses

Application Process

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Inventory
  • Equipment
  • Cleaning/disinfection supplies 
  • Rent (commercial rent)
  • Utilities (pursuant to Federal regulations, City of Jerome utility costs are not eligible for reimbursement)

*See the Small Business Grant Program Description for a complete list of eligible expenses.

*IRS W-9

  1. Review the Jerome Municipal Small Business Grant Program Description thoroughly to determine if you’re eligible.
  2. Complete the IDA-20 form and upload it with your application.
  3. Compile eligible expense documentation including proof of payment in a single PDF. If requesting rent reimbursement, include an executed lease agreement.
  4. Have your EIN number ready, complete the online applications, and upload all required documentation in PDF format.
For more information, contact or 208-324-8189 ext. 140. 

Small Business Grant Program Description

Criterios del Programa de Subvención Para Negocios Pequeños

Jerome Small Business Grant Application

IDA-20 Form - Must include with Application

This grant is made possible through the work of Governor Brad Little, State Controller Brandon Woolf, the Association of Idaho Cities and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The Governor’s Coronavirus Financial Advisory Committee created this grant to help local businesses affected by the COVID-190 pandemic, enabling cities to provide aid within their communities.

Stage 2 Stay Health Order, Effective November 14, 2020

Stage 3 Stay Healthy Order, Effective October 27, 2020

Frequently asked questions on going back to Stage 3

City of Jerome Public Health Resolution, Effective July 22, 2020

PPE for Small Business, Here

Idaho Rebounds: Our Path to Prosperity, Stages of Reopening and Resources for Business, Here

South Central Public Health District can be reached Here
Idaho Official Government Website for Coronvirus can be reached Here