Small Business

ARPA Small Business Grant

To provide relief and direct support to local small business owners who continue to be impacted by the pandemic, the City of Boise has partnered with United Way of Treasure Valley (UWTV) to provide mini-grants in the amount of $4,000 to eligible very small businesses in our community.

The focus of these grants is to provide financial relief to local businesses in industries disproportionally impacted by the pandemic, which includes those that have fewer than 20 employees and sales under $1 million per year.

Grant Information

Grant Period: November 15, 2022 – January 31, 2023

Application Deadline: January 31, 2023, at 10:59 p.m. (MDT)

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Eligibility Information

A. Service Area

The small business must be located within Boise city limits


B. Business Structure

The business must be structured as a sole proprietorship, limited partnership, LLC (limited liability company), or corporation. Note: non-profits and faith-based organizations are not eligible for this funding.  

C. Number of Employees

The business must have less than 20 employees.

D. Type of Business

MLM (multi-level marketing) and franchises are not eligible for this funding.

E. Business Sales

The businesses sales must be less than $1,000,000 per year to be eligible for this funding.

F. NAICS Qualified Business

This business must belong to a qualified industry on the NAICS list.

G. Negatively Impacted by COVID-19

Has the business experienced economic impact as a result of the pandemic, such as:

  • Periods of business closure
  • Trouble covering payroll costs to retain employees or support operating costs
  • An inability to weather financial hardships
  • General financial insecurity resulting from the COVID-19 public health emergency
  • Operates within a Boise Qualified Census Tract (QCT)


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