City of Tustin Commences Small Business Emergency Grant Program Phase II
The City of Tustin has partnered with the Orange County/Inland Empire Small Business Development Center (OCIE-SBDC) to develop the Small Business Emergency Grant Program Phase II to provide vital economic support to small businesses needing assistance in overcoming the temporary loss of revenue due to COVID-19.
Small businesses negatively affected by COVID-19, with 25 or less full-time equivalent employees, may be eligible to receive a working capital grant of up to $10,000. Home-based businesses may be eligible to receive a grant of up to $2,500. The grant may be used for business operating expenses such as rent/lease payments, mortgage payments, utility expenses, inventory, Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) or other similar expenses that occur in the ordinary course of operations.
Funding for the program is provided by the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act received through a Disbursement Agreement from the County of Orange to the City of Tustin. The City will release $1,000,000 of these grant funds for this second phase of the program.
The City of Tustin and the OCIE-SBDC will conduct one webinar, prior to the opening of the application period for the Small Business Emergency Grant Program Phase II and will outline the program, the application, and additional documents needed to respond. The webinar will be conducted in English with Spanish assistance available.
July 27 at 11:00 am – English with Spanish Assistance Available
To attend the Phase II Grants Informational Webinar, please register here: Register for Webinar Here.
The Small Business Emergency Grant Program Phase II application period opens Tuesday, July 28 at 9:00 am and closes Tuesday, August 4 at 5:00 pm.
For more information on the Tustin Small Business Emergency Grant Program Phase II, please visit Tustin Small Business Emergency Grant Program Phase II or contact the City of Tustin Economic Development Department at (714) 573-3117 or by email at TustinEconDevDept@tustinca.org
In response to the restrictions placed on indoor activities due to COVID-19 related State and County Public Health Orders, the City of Tustin is pleased to announce the launch of the Temporary Outdoor Expansion Grant Program (Program) which will provide funding to assist eligible businesses such as restaurants and retailers (including gyms) to expand their outdoor areas and activities.
This Program will provide eligible businesses that have an approved and active Temporary Use Permit (TUP) issued since June 2, 2020 with a grant, up to $2,000, to pay for purchases or rentals of furniture, shade structures (with only one wall), decor, landscaping, lighting, fencing/barricades, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), outdoor dining ware or other items to support allowable outside activities.
Funding for the program is provided by the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act received through a disbursement from the State to the City. The City has allocated $100,000 for the Program, which will be open on a first-come, first serve basis for eligible businesses until funds have been expended.
Applications are now being accepted! More information on the Program, including guidelines and the application, can be found at www.tustinca.org/outdoorexpansiongrant. Questions on the Program can be directed to the Economic Development Department at (714) 573-3117 or by email at TustinEconDevDept@tustinca.org.
The application and related guidelines for Temporary Outdoor Uses may be found here: Temporary Use Permit Application (COVID-19). For questions about applying for a Temporary Use Permit (TUP), please contact the Community Development Department at 714-573-3140 or TustinPlanning@tustinca.org.