Lake CARES Business Assistance Grant Program

There are presently no open calls for applications.

🛑 The Lake Cares Business Assistance Grant Program is now closed to new applications.

Welcome to the Lake Cares Business Assistance Grant Program portal.

As a part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act federal stimulus package, Lake County is allocating up to $15.5 million in emergency relief to help support local businesses, 501(c)(3) Non-profits and Chambers of Commerce with a commercial presence within the County that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Qualifying businesses may be eligible to receive a one-time grant to help them recover from the negative financial consequences resulting from the pandemic and is available on a first come first serve basis for accurate and complete applications. 

Elevate Lake's office can be reached at (352) 343-9647 during normal business hours. Applicants may also email with questions and someone from the Grant Administrative Team will respond to all inquiries.

Eligible businesses and non-profit organizations can visit to review eligibility criteria and required documentation.

If you have any technical questions about Submittable, please contact the Submittable Support team at