The Emergency Response and Resilience Grant has been set up to provide financial assistance to small businesses and nonprofits in San Diego that were affected by the Jan. 22 flood. Businesses with a business tax certificate on file with the city and those with 12 or fewer employees are eligible for the grant, which has a budget of $370,000.
The application window is open until Feb. 27, and applicants can request up to $2,500 for small businesses and $5,000 for small businesses and nonprofits in low-income areas. To qualify for the grant, business owners must demonstrate how they were impacted by the storm.
In order to help business owners recover from the damages caused by the storm, the city advises them to keep track of all expenses related to storm recovery. Replacements not covered by insurance, employee wages, and insurance deductibles may be eligible for reimbursement.
Interested parties are encouraged to apply before the Feb. 27 deadline in order to access these emergency funds and receive financial assistance during this difficult time.