BlogNotices from the International Relations Department

【To Businesses】Support Fund Expansion for Business Owners in Regards to the City of Sendai’s Request for Shortened Business Hours(仙台市時短要請等関連事業者支援金の拡充)

Due to the State of Emergency Declaration by Miyagi Prefecture and the City of Sendai as well as the request by Miyagi Prefecture for the reduction of operating hours, the Support Fund will be expanded (increase in the number of eligible businesses and amount of funds) for businesses which have been affected.

The City of Sendai will pay support funds to small to medium-sized businesses which have seen a reduction in sales due to the effects of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

This fund aims to help sustain small to medium-sized businesses in Sendai City who have been affected by the State of Emergency Declaration by Miyagi Prefecture and the City of Sendai, the Miyagi Prefecture Early Business Closure Request for Covid-19 Infection Prevention, or the suspension of the GoTo Campaign.

 

【Eligible Businesses】

Businesses must meet all of the requirements ①~③ listed below:

① Businesses of which one of the following in 1~3 apply:
1. Small to Medium-sized Businesses: Main store is registered and located in Sendai City.
2. Other Corporates (NPO etc.): Main operations office is registered in Sendai City.
3. Sole-Proprietors: Resident register is located in the City of Sendai, or business operates out of an owned or rented facility in Sendai City.

② Sales from the period between December 2020 and April 2021, decreased by 30% or more of sales against that of the same month of the previous year. In addition, any of the following 1~4 must apply to the business:
1. Have been affected as business is related to an industry subject to the Miyagi Prefecture Early Business Closure Request for Covid-19 Infection Prevention
2. Have been affected by the suspension of the GoTo Campaign.
3. Have been affected by the State of Emergency Declaration by Miyagi Prefecture and the City of Sendai.
4. Have reduced their hours in accordance with Miyagi Prefecture requests, and sales against that of the same month of the previous year have decreased by 50% or more and sales are reduced by more than 1.5 million yen in the month in subject.
※Business related to an industry … Business which is connected with eating and drinking establishments etc. requested to shorten hours by Miyagi Prefecture (ex. Wholesalers that deal with eating and drinking establishments, Taxi operators)

※1-3 excludes businesses which were subject to the Miyagi Prefecture Early Business Closure Request for Covid-19 Infection Prevention.

③ Businesses operating prior to November 2020, and intend to continue operating in the future.

 

【Subsidy】

[Eligible Businesses] Businesses of which 1 – 3 of condition ② apply
(Corporate) Reduced Sales Percent 30-49% (Maximum 200,000 yen)
50% or more (Maximum 300,000 yen)
(Sole proprietors) Reduced Sales Percent 30-49% (Maximum 100,000 yen)
50% or more (Maximum 150,000 yen)
※The maximum sum paid is the amount that sales were reduced by during the month in subject. (Rounded to the closest 1000 yen)
[Eligible Businesses] Businesses of which 4 of condition ② apply
(Corporate) 200,000 yen~1,200,000 yen
(Sole proprietors) 100,000 yen~600,000 yen
※The sum paid is based on the decreased amount of sales.

 

【How to Apply】

You can apply by either posting or submitting the necessary documents to the
appropriate counter.

1. Applying by post
Please post all of the necessary documents to the following address below:
(Add.) 〒980-0803 Aoba Ward, Kokubuncho 3-6-1, 2F Sendai Park Building
Address to Sendai City Hall 「Jitanyouseito Kanrenjigyou Shienkin Tanto」
(青葉区国分町3丁目6ー1 仙台パークビル2階)
仙台市役所「時短要請等関連事業者支援金」担当

2. Application at the counter
Please call the dedicated inquiry call center to make a reservation. After reservation has been completed, bring the necessary documents to the 「申請書作成支援窓口」 (Application Filing Support Counter.)

※Please check the link “About Support Fund for business Owners in Regards to the City of Sendai’s Request for Shortened Business Hours” below for details on fund amount and necessary documents.

※Application forms and the application manual are available at Ward Offices, General Branch Offices, and the Sendai City Small to Medium-Business Assistance Counter (inside of the Sendai City Industrial Promotion Organization,) or for download from the link below.

“About Support Fund for business Owners in Regards to the City of Sendai’s Request for Shortened Business Hours”
http://www.city.sendai.jp/kikakushien/kanrenjigyosyashienkin.html

For details about the Support Fund expansion, please see the City of Sendai website.
“About Support Fund Expansion for Business Owners in Regards to the Request for Shortened Business Hours (Applications will be accepted)” (Japanese text only)
https://www.city.sendai.jp/kikakushien/kanrenjigyosyashienkin/kakuju.html

 

【Application Period】

March 10 (Wed.) 2021~ May 14 (Fri.) 2021

 

【About the Application Filing Support Counter】

Ask questions about filing an application.
Making a reservation: Call the “Dedicated Inquiry Hotline” on 022-263-8833
Location: TKP Garden City Kotodai Park Hall 2
(Aoba ward, Kokubuncho 3-6-1, 2F Sendai Park Building)
Operating Period: March 10 (Wed.) 2021~ May 14 (Fri.) 2021
Operating Hours: Weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

【Inquiries】

Please call the Dedicated inquiry hotline (Weekdays 9:00a.m. ~5:00p.m.)
TEL: 022-263-8833, 022-214-3151

 
If you need interpretation support, please call the Interpretation Support Hotline of the Sendai Multicultural Center.
TEL: 022-224-1919 (available from 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.)
E-mail: tabunka*sentia-sendai.jp (replace「*」with「@」)