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Las Cruces Small Business Store Front Repair Program Grant Application

  1. **To see application in Spanish, Click the Google Translate button in bottom right corner of screen**
  2. The City of Las Cruces, through the Economic Development Department, is leveraging up to $400,000 in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to support the economic recovery of small businesses who experienced property damage as a result of the negative economic impacts of the COVID-10 pandemic.

    Through the Small Business Storefront Repair Program, small businesses can apply for up to $2,500 in grant funding to help repair storefront property damages that occurred on or after January 1, 2021.

    Storefront Repair funds will help cover costs to repair current property damage or reimburse business owners for costs paid out of pocket for past damages. Eligible property damages include but are not limited to broken windows, broken doors, graffiti, broken locks, damage to landscaping and etching on windows. This grant will not cover loss of stolen goods or preventive measures such as guards, cameras or window or door coverings.

    The City of Las Cruces will accept applications from small businesses on a continued basis until all funding has been spent. Only one application may be submitted per business, business owner, EIN, SSN, UBI number, business license number, home and/or business address.  If all funds are not expended by February 1, 2024, the City will consider a second round of funding which would be open to previous grant recipients.

    Applicants are encouraged to review the eligibility, required documentation, selection process and additional information below before applying. All ARPA funding is subject to municipal, state and federal audit requirements.

    • Have experienced direct economic disruption because of COVID-19.
    • Provide proof of repairs to broken doors, windows, and/or locks. For damage caused be between January 1, 2021, and February 1, 2023, please provide proof of payment for repairs. For damage caused after February 1, 2023, provide a quote for repairs, and photos of the damage, and photos demonstrating repairs have been completed.
    • Have a current City of Las Cruces Business License and be in good standing with the City and State of New Mexico.
    • Provide proof of current non-profit status license and be in good standing with the City and State of New Mexico (if applicable).
    • Be in compliance with all federal, state and city laws and regulations.
    • If applicable, schedule and pass inspections related to repairs.
    • Be located in Las Cruces city limits.
    • Have no more than 40 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees or fewer as of March 15, 2020.
    • Make more than $1,000 and NOT exceed $2,000,000 (from all locations) in annual net revenue as reported in 2020, 2021, and 2022.
    • Have been in business since at least March 15, 2020.
    • Be an independently owned, non-corporate franchise, or non-corporate chain business.
    • Have experienced physical damage to storefront on or after January 1, 2021.
    • Be a for profit business or nonprofit 501(c)(3), 501(c)(6) or 501(c)(19).
    • Be currently open to the public and active for business.
  4. Eligibility Statement*

    Applicant must check box to confirm that each statement is true for all questions. If any statement is not true, the organization will be deemed not eligible.

  5. Eligible Organization Type*
    Select one of the following choices.
    Please provide the following information
  7. As shown in Line 1 of W-9.
  8. As shown in Line 2 of W-9. (if applicable)
  9. (if applicable)
  10. Select one of the following choices*
  11. Is your business owned by a socially disadvantaged group (African Americans, Asian-Pacific Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Subcontinent Asian Americans, Women)?
  12. How many total full-time equivalent employees did your organization have on March 15, 2020? 
  14. Application are required to submit proof of payment for repairs or insurance deductible documentation.  Once your application has been received, applicants will be required to complete a City of Las Cruces Vendor Packet. Documents can be emailed directly to CLC staff once they have made contact regarding your application.

  16. The City of Las Cruces reserves the right to change the City of Las Cruces Small Business Store Front Repair Program Grant parameters at any time. All information provided as part of the Las Cruces Small Business Continuity Grant Program is subject to the Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA). For more information, visit

  18. A computer communicates with the City of Las Cruces’ website using a particular Internet Protocol address (IP). Like most sites, the City of Las Cruces can track the user’s IP address when visiting the site. The IP address allows the City of Las Cruces to track for each user, information such as the IP address, the browser type, and the identity of the user’s Internet service provider: however, the IP address does not provide any personally identifiable information and allows the user to remain anonymous. This information helps the City to improve site navigation and to make improvements to the City’s website and content. To the extent that the City website contains or may in the future contain online registration forms for special activities or other services, an applicant may be asked during the application process for name, address, e-mail address, phone number, birth date, or other general or special purpose information needed to complete registration for the specific activity or service. To the extent that the City website contains or may in the future contain online volunteer or employment application forms, an applicant may be asked during the application process to provide name, address, e-mail address, phone number, driver’s license number, occupations, work experiences, employment history, education level, and/or references. To the extent that the City website contains or may in the future contain online payment services, the City of Las Cruces will collect personal information, such as name, postal address, e-mail address, and credit card number should you decide to use an online payment service.
  20. The application, including attachments, is subject to disclosure under New Mexico’s public records law, subject to limited applicable exemptions. Applicant acknowledges, understands, and agrees that, except as noted below, all information in its application and attachments will be disclosed without any notice to the applicant if a public records request is made for such information. The City of Las Cruces will not be liable to applicants for such disclosure. Social Security numbers are collected, maintained, and reported by the City of Las Cruces in compliance with IRS 1099 reporting requirements and are not considered public records pursuant to N.M. Sat. Ann _§14-3-7.1. If the applicant believes that information in its application, including attachments, contains information that is confidential and exempt from disclosure, the applicant must include a general description of the information and provide a reference to the New Mexico statute or other law exempting such designated information from disclosure in the event of a public records request. The City of Las Cruces does not warrant or guarantee that information designated by Applicant as exempt from disclosure is exempt and will make disclosure in accordance with applicable law in its sole discretion.
  21. Electronic Signature Agreement*

    I certify that I am authorized to submit this application on behalf of the organization, the information provided in this application is true and accurate to the best of my ability, and no false or misleading statements have been made in order to secure approval of this application. The City of Las Cruces is authorized to make all the inquiries deemed necessary to verify the accuracy of the information contained herein. Additionally, the applicant agrees that in the event that a City of Las Cruces Small Business Store Front Repair Program Grant is awarded pursuant to this application, the City of Las Cruces or its agent shall be entitled to access and audit such records as may be necessary to prevent fraud and ensure compliance with federal requirements. Under penalty of perjury, I declare that I have read the foregoing application and that the facts stated in the application are true and correct. I understand that knowingly making a false written declaration is a felony.

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