Apparently the dates and amounts differ by Commission District. Rebeca Sosa gives $1,000 to $3,000 and the dates are Feb. 18 to March 10th. Bell gives up to $2,000 for home based businesses and up to $4,000 for commercial based businesses. Bell accepts the applications from Feb. 18 to Feb. 21. Sally Heyman stopped accepting grant applications Feb. 7th and hers were for up to $3,000. Souto gives up to $5,000 and you have until Feb. 21. I would apply for one except you have to attend a mandatory workshop. Between filling out the paper work and attending a workshop, it is hardly worth even $1,000. Here is a sample form. You still have time in most commission districts.
To me it is a waste of our tax dollars. Read my July 1, 2013 post about them. In some districts nearly 1/2 were out of business a few years later. The ones still in business were mostly professionals, like accountants, who really don't need our grants to begin with.
I think this is a good way to fund libraries, stop these stupid grants.