One Tampa: Relief Now, Rise Together Phase III Expanded for Businesses

For questions regarding the One Tampa application, please call the Tampa’s COVID-19 Recovery Hotline at 1 (833) TPA-INFO (872-4636). Available Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm and Saturday from 10am-4pm.

Phase III Expanded

The application process for Phase III Expanded of One Tampa is now closed, as all available funding has been distributed. In order to reach more businesses with One Tampa’s relief efforts, the City of Tampa expanded Phase III of the program. Businesses that are considered critically impacted and have previously paid their 2020 City of Tampa Business Tax Receipt (City Business License) were eligible to apply. Businesses did not have to be located in a low-income-census-tract or Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) zone like in previous phases. One Tampa has been funded via a combination of philanthropic donations, community redevelopment funds, and federal dollars.

$2,000 checks were mailed or hand delivered to critically impacted businesses that qualify to help aid them in business expenses. Critically Impacted businesses are businesses that had to close or experienced a significant reduction in revenue over the past few months due to COVID-19

See Frequently Asked Questions.

Phase II

The review process of Phase II of One Tampa is now completed. Applicants will receive notice of the outcome of their application before or on July 10, 2020. Phase II included up to $4000 for rent or mortgage payments and up to $1,000 for business-related utilities. Payments will be made direct to landlords, lenders, and utility providers.

  • Be located within a City of Tampa low-income census tract or community redevelopment area (CRA). See Map.
  • Be one of the critically impacted business sectors (bars, restaurants, personal service providers, etc.) or were required to close per the Governor’s Order
  • Been continuously operating for at least 12 months prior to February 1, 2020
  • Have annual revenue of not more than $350,000
  • Note: Number of employees is not an eligibility criterion.

The following documentation was required to apply:

  • Driver’s License or government-issued ID
  • Copy of last Business Tax Return (first two pages only) or a copy of I-990 for non-profit agencies
  • If a Sole Proprietorship and/or 1099 contractor, you will need to include the following:
  • Copy of most recent Tax Return first two pages
    • Schedule 1
    • Schedule 2
    • Schedule 3, 4, or 5 (if applicable)
    • Schedule C

For eligible applicants, the following documents were required to complete the grant payment processed:

  • Copy of lease OR Mortgage payment invoice, including landlord/lender address and phone number
  • Most recent Utility Bill (may include TECO, cable, internet service provider, or other similar business-required utility service providers)