Which businesses are eligible for a business relief payment through the Tennessee Business Relief Program?

The following types of small businesses are eligible:

  • Barber shops
  • Beauty shops
  • Nail salons
  • Tattoo parlors, spas, and other close contact personal care services
  • Gyms and fitness centers
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Hotels and other travel accommodations
  • Theaters, auditoriums, performing arts centers, and similar facilities
  • Museums, zoos, and other similar attractions
  • Amusement parks
  • Bowling centers and arcades
  • Marinas
  • Amusement, sports, and recreational industries
  • Promoters of performing arts, sports, and similar events
  • Agents and managers of artists, athletes, and entertainers
  • Independent artists, writers, and performers
  • Photography studios
  • Caterers, mobile food services, and food service contractors
  • Wedding and event planners
  • Convention and trade show organizers
  • Wedding and banquet hall and similar property rental
  • Linen supply services
  • Travel agencies and travel arrangement Services
  • Car, truck, trailer, and RV rental
  • Sightseeing and tour operators
  • Taxi, limousine, bus, and other transportation services
  • Recreational vehicle and vacation camps
  • Sports and recreation instruction
  • Fine arts instruction, exam prep, driving schools, and other similar instruction
  • Motion picture and video production and distribution services
  • Music production, distribution, and publishing services
  • Sound recording studios

In addition, the following small businesses are eligible if their sales were reduced by at least 25% as shown on their April sales tax returns (filed in May):  

  • Furniture stores
  • Home furnishing stores
  • Clothing stores
  • Shoe stores
  • Jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores
  • Sporting goods, hobby, and musical instrument stores
  • Book stores
  • Department stores
  • Office supply, stationery, and gift stores
  • Used merchandise stores
  • Florists
  • Dry cleaners
  • Party and banquet equipment and other supply rental
  • Formal wear and costume rental
  • Consumer electronics and appliances rental
  • Home centers, hardware stores, and paint stores
  • Household appliance and electronics stores
  • Nurseries, garden centers, and outdoor power equipment stores

 

  • Pharmacies and drug stores
  • Optical goods stores
  • Cosmetics, beauty supply, and perfume stores
  • Supermarkets and other grocery stores
  • Baked goods and other specialty food stores
  • General rental centers and other consumer goods rental
  • Gasoline stations and convenience stores
  • Warehouse clubs and general merchandise stores
  • Beer, wine, and liquor stores
  • Food supplement stores
  • Vending machine operators
  • New and used car dealers
  • Recreational vehicle, boat, and other vehicle dealers
  • Automotive parts and accessories stores
  • Automotive repair services
  • Tire dealers
  • Online stores (selling from a Tennessee location)
  • Other direct selling establishments
  • Other miscellaneous stores


All eligible businesses must have gross sales of $10 million or less. 

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