Prepare to apply for a DE Relief Grant, application round opens Sept. 8

DOVER, Del. – The Division of Small Business will begin accepting applications for the first round of distribution from the $100 million DE Relief Grant program starting 10 AM Tuesday at

Grants of up to $100,000 are available to assist Delaware small businesses (and nonprofits) impacted by COVID-19.

Over the long weekend, business owners interested in applying should be sure they have gathered the required documents:

  • 2019 tax return
  • Delaware Business License
  • Receipts for qualifying expenses

Though the application portal will not be open until Tuesday morning, right now a video demonstrating the system and walking through the steps to apply is on the DSB Facebook page –

“These have been unprecedented and challenging times. Delaware’s small businesses have shown resilience in navigating them,” Damian DeStefano, director of the Delaware Division of Small Business said. “This program is a way to support them in continuing to serve their customers and help the state’s economy as a whole.”

More information about the grants, including business eligibility requirements, a list of eligible expenses and additional stipulations can be found at

Businesses needing assistance with applying on Tuesday should reach out to the Division’s regional business managers for their area at

The DE Relief Grants program is a joint initiative of the State of Delaware and New Castle County funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Media Contact:
Michael Chesney
Director of Communications