SUPPORTING BLACK BUSINESSES
1) GRANT SPONSOR: The Juvia’s Place Supporting Black Businesses Grant Program (the “Grant Program”) is sponsored by Juvia’s Place LLC, 300 Castle Road, Secaucus, New Jersey 07094 (the “Grant Sponsor”).
2) ELIGIBILITY: The Grant Program is open to any business that meets all of the following qualifications:
- Is majority Black owned meaning that individuals who identify as Black or African American own more than fifty percent (50%) of the ownership interest of the business; and
- Is headquartered in the United States; and
- Has full authority, right, and power to conduct its business as presently operated; and
- Had gross revenue in calendar 2019 of at least US$1,000.00 but not more than US$250,000.00; and
- Whose majority owners are United States citizens or legal residents of the United States; and
- Each owner constituting the majority ownership is at least 18 years of age.
Employees, officers, managers, members, contractors, and agents of Grant Sponsor and any administrative, advertising, or promotional agency involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Grant Program as well as any of their respective parent companies, affiliates and subsidiaries (collectively the “Released Parties”), and their immediate family members (spouse or domestic partner and parents, children and siblings, and each of their spouses or domestic partners regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same households of each of these individuals, whether related or not, are not eligible to apply. The Grant Program is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and is void where prohibited or restricted by law.
3) APPLICATION PERIOD: The Grant Program begins on August 10th, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. United States Eastern Time and ends on August 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. United States Eastern Time (“Application Period”). Entries submitted prior to, or after, the Application Period are not eligible to receive a grant and will not be reviewed. Grant Sponsor’s computer is the time-keeping device of the Grant Program.
4) HOW TO APPLY TO THE GRANT PROGRAM: To apply, an authorized representative of the business applicant must visit the Grant Program page found at juviasplace.com/pages/business-grant and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the Grant Program application. The application collects information about the ownership, size, and nature of the business applicant, the contact information for two personal references of the majority owner(s), and personal statements explaining the challenges of being a Black entrepreneur, how the grant would help the business applicant overcome those challenges, and what inspired the Black business owner to start the business. Please be sure to carefully review all answers before clicking the “SUBMIT” button, because an eligible business applicant is permitted to make only one application.
5) SELECTION OF GRANT RECIPIENTS. Following the end of the Application Period, the Grant Sponsor will select six (6) business applicants based upon eligibility (pursuant to these Official Rules) and the applicants’ personal statements explaining business inspiration, business challenges, and how a grant would help overcome challenges. Selection will be completed within sixty (60) days of the close of the Application Period. Potential grant recipients will be notified via email within ten (10) business days of Grant Sponsor’s determination. Potential grant recipients may be asked to provide financial information confirming financial eligibility. If financial eligibility is confirmed, potential grant recipients will also be required to complete and sign an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release, and where legal, a Publicity Release, along with a completed IRS Form W-9. If the e-mail notification is unclaimed or returned as undeliverable and/or if financial eligibility cannot be confirmed and/or if the Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release and Publicity Release are not returned within the specified time periods, the grant to such potential grant recipient may be withdrawn and awarded to another eligible business applicant.
6) GRANT AWARDS: A maximum of six (6) grants will be awarded, each of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00). Any and all taxes, as well as all other costs and expenses associated with acceptance and/or use of the grant are the sole responsibility of each grant recipient. Awards shall only be made to business applicants who have fully complied with these Official Rules. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in these Official Rules, Sponsor reserves the right to pay one or more of the grants to charitable organizations that support the Black and African-American community.
7) GENERAL CONDITIONS: Grant Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify, extend, or suspend the Grant Program should (in its sole discretion) computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure, or other causes beyond its control impair the administration, security, or proper conduct of the Grant Program. Any attempt by a business applicant or any other person to deliberately damage any website, including the Grant Sponsor’s website, or undermine the legitimate operation of the Grant Program is a violation of law and should such an attempt be made, Grant Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages or other remedies from any such person(s) responsible for the attempt to the fullest extent permitted by law. Grant Sponsor reserves the right to modify and amend these Official Rules from time to time during the Grant Program for clarification purposes. Grant Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
8) ADDITIONAL TERMS: By applying to the Grant Program, business applicants agree:
- To be bound by these Official Rules and to accept the decisions of Grant Sponsor as final and binding in all matters relating to the Grant Program including, without limitation, interpretation of these Official Rules and the awarding of the Grant Program grants, which cannot be appealed; and
- To release, discharge, indemnify, and hold harmless Released Parties and any of their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, and agents from any and all liability, claims, damages, or losses to persons or property (including death) including, without limitation, any indirect, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from their application to the Grant Program (including, without limitation, any damage to an applicant’s computer and the manner of making an application to the Grant Program), and the acceptance, use, misuse, or possession of any grant; and
- If contacted by Sponsor as a potential grant recipient, to keep such status confidential at all times; and
- If awarded a grant, to keep such status confidential until Sponsor shall publicly announce the grant recipients under the Grant Program, and to thereafter cooperate with Sponsor in all matters having to do with publicity; and
- In the event a grant is awarded, to the unrestricted use of the business name, and images of the business owner(s), for advertising, promotional, and trade purposes in any medium throughout the world in perpetuity by Grant Sponsor and its related and affiliated companies (and those acting pursuant to their authority) without additional compensation, notice, review, or approval, to the extent permitted by law.
Each business applicant further understands and agrees that all rights under Section 1542 of the Civil Code of California (“Section 1542”) and any similar law of any state or territory of the United States or jurisdiction outside the United States that each business applicant may have with respect to the release set forth herein are hereby expressly and forever waived. Each business applicant understands that Section 1542 provides that:
A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH, IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.
9) LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: The Released Parties are not responsible for: (a) lost, late, incomplete, invalid, misdirected, undelivered, misrouted, illegal, or inaccurate grant applications; (b) e-mail or any computer, online, network, hardware, or software malfunction, or technical malfunctions or errors that may occur (whether human or technical in nature); (c) printing or typographical errors in any Grant Program-related materials; (d) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the application process or the Grant Program; (e) any condition caused by events beyond the control of Grant Sponsor that may cause the Grant Program to be disrupted or corrupted; (f) any injury, damage, or loss to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from business applicant’s participation in the Grant Program or business applicant’s receipt or use or misuse of any grant; (g) any claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy; (h) any inability of any business applicant to accept or use any grant for any reason; and (i) any failure of delivery of grant notification.
Each business applicant to the Grant Program does so at his/her/its own risk. In no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorneys’ fees. Business applicants waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.
11) DISPUTES: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of business applicants or Grant Sponsor in connection with the Grant Program shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New Jersey without regard to conflict or choice of law provisions. By participating in the Grant Program, business applicants consent to the venue and jurisdiction being exclusively in the federal and state courts situated in the State of New Jersey.
12) REQUEST FOR LIST OF GRANT RECIPIENTS: For a list of grant recipients (available after December 1, 2020), send a self-addressed, stamped, envelope by January 31, 2021 to: Juvia’s Place Supporting Black Businesses Grant Program, Juvia’s Place LLC, 300 Castle Road, Secaucus, New Jersey 07094.