UPDATES 1/8/2021: Thank you for your interest in the Pandemic Emergency Technical Support (PETS) grant program. The State has seen a tremendous response to this program, which has highlighted the need for assistance to Nevada’s small businesses and non-profits. Due to the overwhelming number of questions we would like to provide applicants and public with updates:
Applications for the PETS program are still being reviewed at this time and not all funding has been dispersed.
Applicants will receive a response whether they have been approved or denied.
Applications are being reviewed and potential delay in getting approval is that some information is missing or incorrect. Applicants who need to supply more information will be contacted through email.
These applicants will need to log in to their ZoomGrants account and go to the directed section to make corrections or upload requested documents within 24 hours or your application will be denied.
If your application is approved, you will receive Congratulation email from the vendor with detailed instruction on your next steps. In that email there will be information on the PETS Grant Agreement and Transfer of Funds Request.
Applicants need to sign the PETS Grant Agreement FIRST, and then complete the Transfer of Funds request.
Applicants must enter wiring instructions for their business bank account. It is important to confirm the Routing Number for their bank is for INCOMING WIRES. This number may differ from the routing number on their checking account, so please contact your Bank and ask for this number.
Submitting the transfer of funds does not trigger a release of the funds immediately. Once the vendor has BOTH a signed Grant Agreement AND complete Transfer of Funds request, they submit it to the State for final signature. Once that is complete, funding can take 15-20 business days.
If someone has been approved for the grant but has not yet received funding it is possible that they did not submit all of the information correctly. Individuals can follow-up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your application is denied, you will receive an email stating that you were not approved and will be encouraged to fill out this brief form so you can be notified directly about any future programs you may be eligible for.
If you own a Nevada small business or operate a non-profit organization, please fill out the following form to be notified of new funding opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the event that future funding becomes available for small businesses and non-profits, the Governor's Office of Economic Development will use the information provided in this form to reach out to you.
You only need to fill this form out once if you own multiple organizations or have multiple locations unless you would like to be notified for each separately.
Funding may be available to small businesses, non-profits, arts and culture organizations and local Chambers of Commerce to cover different expenses related to working capital (rent, inventory, payroll, utilities, etc.), protective equipment (PPE) and protective retrofit due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The PETS grant is intended to assist businesses and organizations during the COVID-19 health crisis - especially those establishments such as bars, pubs, taverns, breweries, and wineries, restaurants, as daycare facilities, and other service oriented businesses - who have experienced temporary closures or a severe downturn in revenue.
Payments will be made directly to applicants for selected eligible expenses they would like to cover with requested funding.
Pandemic Emergency Technical Support Grant will be administered through the State’s vendor National Development Council (NDC).
• Businesses and non-profits can receive $10,000 for any eligible expenses;
• Chambers of Commerce:
o serving less than 10 businesses can receive $10,000;
o serving more than 10 businesses can receive $20,000;
• Arts and Culture organizations can receive $20,000.
To be eligible to receive grant funding under the program, an applicant must:
• Have experienced and can demonstrate financial hardship due to COVID-19;
• Have a physical location in State (includes home-based businesses);
• Have an active business license prior to March 1, 2020 and be in good standing with the State (no liens or judgments, etc.);
• Be a for profit business that have no more than 50 employees;
• Be a for profit business that have an annual gross revenue under $4 million;
o Non-profits, Chamber of Commerce, and arts and culture organizations will not have an employee or gross revenue requirement.
• Publicly traded companies and their subsidiaries;
• Entities which became operational after March 1, 2020;
• Those who are not physically located in the State;
• Businesses with gross annual revenue greater than $4 million;
• Businesses with more than 50 employees;
• Businesses illegal under federal law;
• Any state (owned) arts and culture organization.
Funding may be available to cover different expenses related to working capital (rent, inventory, payroll, utilities etc.), protective equipment (PPE) and protective retrofit due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Applicants will be required to select any of the following eligible expenses:
General Expenses for working capital
• Utility bills;
Protective Equipment and Protective Retrofits
• Personal protective equipment (PPE);
• Supplies for cleaning and sanitation;
• Expenses related to retrofitting in order to comply with social distancing and other health guidelines.
All applicants will be required to provide following documents applicable to their business and/or organization:
• Copy of Nevada State Business License (not applicable for non-profit organizations);
• W-9 Form Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification;
• Articles of Incorporation or other relevant organization documents;
Applicants will be required to complete a simple application form, and upload required documentation directly in the form.
Pre-Application process: Applicants will be asked several questions and this step will immediately determine if applicants will qualify.
Determination of Expenses: If applicants pass the qualification process, they will be able to select the applicable grant award level and their individual plans for use of the grant funds by selecting which expense category they need.
Applicant affirmation/self-certification: All applicants will be required to certify that their business or organizations was closed or was negatively impacted as a result of COVID-19 and/or Governor’s Directive 010: Stay at Home Order, resulting in a material financial need; outline the economic impact caused by COVID-19 and certify their revenues for both pre-and mid-pandemic; and will be required to affirm that all information provided in the application is accurate and that funds will be used for the purposes and amounts specified in the application.
Uploading required documentation: Last step will be to upload required documents to qualify for grant.
All successful grant applicants should keep records of expenses made under this program in the event of a possible audit. This will include all the Covid-19 related purchase receipts, capital expense receipts and payments records.
To view frequently asked questions and answers, click here.
For general questions about the PETS Program please submit your inquiries at: