Applications for Flood Relief Small Business Grants Now Open in San Diego

San Diego is providing emergency relief grants to small businesses and nonprofits affected by recent flooding and storms. This grant, known as the Business Emergency Response & Resilience Grant, will provide financial assistance to up to 100 businesses and nonprofits, with each eligible for up to $2,500 or $5,000 for those located in designated Promise Zone and Low-Moderate Income Census tract areas. The program aims to help ease the financial burden on businesses and nonprofits that were impacted by the natural disaster.

To be eligible for the grant, business owners must demonstrate that they were affected by the storm and have a current Business Tax Certificate on file with the city. Only businesses with 12 or fewer employees are eligible for the grant. The funding for this program comes from a budget of $370,000 through San Diego’s Small Business Enhancement Program.

The available grant funds can be used for eligible expenses such as supplies and labor for storm cleanup, repairs and equipment replacement not covered by insurance, employee wages, and insurance deductibles. Mayor Todd Gloria emphasized the importance of getting neighborhood businesses back up and running for the community’s recovery from the devastation caused by recent natural disasters.

Business owners who wish to access this funding should start preparing to apply as soon as possible. The city is urging them to take advantage of this opportunity to ease their financial burden during these challenging times.

By Editor

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