• Sat. Feb 24th, 2024

San Diego Offers Grants to Small Businesses and Nonprofits Affected by Storms and Floods


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

In the aftermath of recent flooding and storms, the city of San Diego is offering emergency relief grants to small businesses and nonprofits that have been affected. The Business Emergency Response & Resilience Grant program will provide financial assistance to up to 100 eligible businesses and nonprofits, with each receiving up to $2,500 or up to $5,000 for those located in designated Promise Zone and Low-Moderate Income Census tract areas. Mayor Todd Gloria emphasized the importance of getting neighborhood businesses back up and running as part of the community’s recovery from the devastation.

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

With these emergency relief grants, small businesses and nonprofits can begin rebuilding their operations after being hit hard by recent natural disasters. This funding will help them get back on their feet faster so they can contribute to San Diego’s economic recovery.

Mayor Gloria highlighted how important it is for local businesses to recover from this disaster, stating “Our small businesses are at the heart of our community’s vibrancy and resilience,” adding “By providing financial assistance through this grant program, we hope to support these local organizations so they can continue serving our community.”

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