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COVID-19: Small Business Navigator

Commercial Rent Relief Program Questions & Answers

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When did the program officially launch?

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How do I apply?

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Who is eligible for this program?

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Where can I find information about the program?

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What is the maximum grant per business lease?

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What does the application process entail?

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Where can I find the required W9 Form to complete my application?

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If selected in the lottery, how soon and in what form will I receive the funds?

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Is there a way to check the status of my application after submitting it?

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Can the lessor (landlord) be a nonprofit?

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Are non-profits eligible tenants?

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Are corporate franchises eligible tenants?

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What are the legal and/or tax implications associated with accepting a grant for rent relief from this program?

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If a landlord refuses to submit an application on behalf of a tenant, does the tenant have any recourse?

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If I am current on my rent but had to borrow from friends or relatives to stay current, can I apply to recover the borrowed money?

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Can a landlord submit an application for a business that accrued back due rent during the eligible period but is no longer a tenant (i.e. has vacated the property)?

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Can I include triple net (NNN = lessee’s share of property taxes, insurance and common area maintenance) costs that usually are a part of the monthly rent charged by the lessor in my rent calculations?

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Do Tenants need to be current on taxes?

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Do I qualify if I lease spaces rather than buildings?

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Are cannabis industry businesses eligible?

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Can property managers and other landlord representatives sign on behalf of landlords?

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If my business (landlord) or tenant business received PPP or EIDL, is my business ineligible?

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Is my business a Publicly Traded Company if listed on a non-US exchange?