The city of San Diego is providing emergency relief grants to small businesses and nonprofits impacted by recent flooding and storms. These grants, known as the Business Emergency Response & Resilience Grant, will offer financial assistance to up to 100 eligible businesses and nonprofits.
Businesses located in designated Promise Zone and Low-Moderate Income Census tract areas may receive up to $5,000 in funding, while those not located in these areas may receive up to $2,500. Mayor Todd Gloria highlighted the importance of getting neighborhood businesses back up and running for the community’s recovery from the devastation caused by the natural disaster.
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. The funding comes from a budget of $370,000 through San Diego’s Small Business Enhancement Program.
To access the funding, business owners must demonstrate that they were impacted 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 grants are intended to ease the financial burden on affected businesses and nonprofits, so it’s important for owners to start preparing their applications as soon as possible to receive funds quickly.
The city of San Diego is committed to helping small businesses and nonprofits recover from the recent natural disasters through this emergency relief grant program.