City of Atlanta Recovery Fund

Applications are now closed.

On June 1, 2024, Mayor Andre Dickens declared a state of emergency due to unprecedented water service disruption. Eligible small businesses can apply for City of Atlanta Recovery Fund grants up to $10,000 and also request $200 per eligible employee to help offset business interruptions.


Program Criteria

  • Only businesses with a verifiable address within the impact boil water advisory area will be eligible.

  • Priority given to industries most directly impacted, including restaurants, beauty salons, coffee shops, and daycares.

  • Businesses must be registered with the Georgia Secretary of State and have an active City of Atlanta business license.

  • Must not meet any of the PROGRAM INELIGIBILITY CRITERIA.

Review Program Guidelines


Important Dates to Know

  • Informational Webinar: Learn about eligibility requirements, required documentation and other information needed to apply. Watch the Recorded Webinar.
  • Applications Open: Monday, June 24 at 8:00 a.m. 
  • Applications Close: Monday, July 8 at 5:00 p.m.

Community Engagement Dates

  • Tuesday, June 18 - Kirkwood Business Association
    • Kirkwood Library, 11 Kirkwood Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30317
  • Tuesday, June 18 - East Atlanta Village Business Association
    • Argosy 470 Flat Shoals Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
  • Thursday, June 20 - Little 5 Points Business Association
    • Virtual
  • Monday, June 24, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. - Info Session, Wicked Wolf - Register Here
    • 1080 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
  • Tuesday, June 25 - 6 p.m., Old 4th Ward Business Association
    • Finca 2 Filter, 652 Angier Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
  • Monday, July 1, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. - Info Session, Pittsburgh Yards - Register Here
    • 352 University Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310 


Affected Area


Materials to Gather for Applications

  • Active 2024 City of Atlanta business license - as of 5/30/2024

  • Articles of incorporation or ownership

  • Operating agreement or the corporate bylaws

  • Georgia Secretary of State registration

  • Proof of revenue/Point-of-sale report from two weeks prior to the disruption, the week of disruption and the week after impact period. See exact dates below:
    • May ‚Äč13-27
    • May 28-June 11
  • Impact statement

  • Save Affidavit (notarized): Download

    • Verifiable Documents Include: 

      • United States passport or passport card

      • United States military identification card

      • Driver's license issued by one of the United States or its territories

      • United States Permanent Resident Card or Alien Registration Receipt Card (Green Card)

      • Employment Authorization Document (EAD)

      • Certificate of Citizenship issued by USCIS

      • Certificate of Naturalization issued by USCIS

      • Foreign passport with valid U.S. visa

  • Valid lease or security deed

  • Duplication of Benefits Certification Form: Download


Got questions? Get in Touch above with City of Atlanta Recovery Fund specialists:

Email: [email protected], Hotline: 404-419-0868

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