Applicant Criteria

  • A business with a current 2020/2021 Citrus County Business Tax Receipt (BTR) Certificate, a 2020/2021 City of Crystal River Business Tax Receipt Certificate (BTR), or a 2020/2021 City of Inverness Business Tax Receipt (BTR) Certificate.
  •  Has at least one (1) full-time equivalent employee, in addition to the business owner.
  • A local business recognized as a Target Industry that increases its workforce after 3/1/2020 and hires at or above the current county average annual wage ($38,428) are eligible for an award of $1,000 per job. Businesses are eligible for $2,000 for each qualified full-time equivalent position if wages are 115% or more of the current county annual average wage.