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San Diego Small Businesses Receive Relief Grants After Devastating Storms


Feb 12, 2024
Applications for Flood Relief Small Business Grants Now Open in San Diego

San Diego’s Small Business Enhancement Program has allocated $370,000 in emergency relief grants to aid small businesses and nonprofits affected by recent flooding and storms. The program, known as the Business Emergency Response & Resilience Grant, will provide financial assistance to up to 100 eligible businesses and nonprofits, with each receiving up to $2,500 or $5,000 for those located in designated Promise Zone and Low-Moderate Income Census tract areas.

The available grant funds can be used for a range of 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.

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 help ease the financial burden on businesses and nonprofits that were affected by the natural disaster, and San Diego is urging owners to start preparing to apply in order to receive funds as quickly as possible.

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