• Ayala, Vado & Associates

Attention DC MICROGRANT Applicants! Notification letters via email concerning "Conditional Award."

Today, May 7th, 2020 the DC BIZGRANT has emailed DC businesses status updates concerning their applications- PLEASE BE ADVISED TO CHECK YOUR EMAILS INCLUDING SPAM folders. We are asking all our DC business clients to send us a copy of your Basic Business Licenses before the due date of JULY 2, 2020. Any and all information sent to our clients email addresses should be forwarded to info@ayalapa.com



Thank you for applying for the DC Small Business Recovery Microgrant. The COVID-19 pandemic's impact has been painful and far-reaching. Everyone has been affected, and in very different ways. Along with the rest of the country, we are figuring out how to respond and support our neighbors. The DC Small Business Recovery Microgrant is one part of that.

We received more than 7,000 applications for the DC Small Business Recovery Microgrant. While our funds are limited and will be insufficient to meet the full need for support, we want to provide everyone with at least some amount of relief.

On behalf of Mayor Muriel Bowser, I am pleased to inform you that you have been conditionally awarded a grant of $1,000. You will be contacted by Life Asset, Inc. to execute a microgrant agreement. 

Please see next steps below: 

  1. to upload one of the following options by July 2, 2020:

  2. A letter of good standing

  3. Clean Hands Certificate (2019 or current)

  4. Active business license


  1. Life Asset, Inc. will contact you within the next 72 hours to collect necessary information to begin processing your paperwork.

Your grant application Request ID: 2827

Final approval and award are subject to the sole discretion of DMPED & Life Asset, Inc., and contingent upon receipt of requested documents. Information you provided is necessary to proceed and needs to be shared with Life Asset, Inc.. Due to the high volume of grant applications processed daily, Life Asset, Inc. will contact you.

In addition, based on the information you have provided in your grant application, it appears you may be eligible for the expanded unemployment insurance program, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). Instructions for how to apply for this support are below.  

To find information about additional resources such as federal loan programs, public health guidance, and private assistance. Please visit www.coronavirus.dc.gov

The sacrifices our entrepreneurs are making for the health of our community are tremendous and at the forefront of our minds. We are all in this together and will get through it together.

Your grant application Request ID:

Final approval and award are subject to the sole discretion of DMPED & Life Asset, Inc., and contingent upon receipt of requested documents. Information you provided is necessary to proceed and needs to be shared with Life Asset, Inc.. Due to the high volume of grant applications processed daily, Life Asset, Inc. will contact you.

In addition, based on the information you have provided in your grant application, it appears you may be eligible for the expanded unemployment insurance program, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). Instructions for how to apply for this support are below.  

To find information about additional resources such as federal loan programs, public health guidance, and private assistance. Please visit www.coronavirus.dc.gov

About Unemployment Insurance and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

During this trying time, the Department of Employment Services (DOES) is working around the clock to assist individuals like you affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance recently passed by the federal government, DOES is now able to expand Unemployment Insurance to more residents who are typically ineligible, including self-employed individuals, independent contractors, and gig workers. In addition to receiving regular UI benefits for up to 39 weeks, eligible applicants can claim a supplemental $600 per week through July due to the pandemic.

DOES has begun accepting UI/PUA applications. To learn more about PUA visit how to apply for unemployment benefits and other recovery resources available to individuals on coronavirus.dc.gov. If you have specific questions on PUA or need assistance completing the application please send an email to PUA@dc.gov

Learn more about how to apply for unemployment benefits and other recovery resources available to individuals on coronavirus.dc.gov.

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