The Application Period for the Small Business Emergency Grant Program is Now Open
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 III 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 $5,000. In Phase III of the Program, all eligible businesses are invited to apply but priority will be given to business owners who have not previously received a Phase I or II small business grant from the City for any business they own or co-own. 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 County of Orange to the City. The City will release the entire amount of these grant funds, $273,800, for the third phase of the program.
The Small Business Emergency Grant Program Phase III application period opens Friday, February 12 at 9:00 am and closes Thursday, February 18 at 5:00 pm.
The Grant Guidelines are now available for review. For more information on the Tustin Small Business Emergency Grant Program Phase III, please visit Tustin Small Business Emergency Grant Program Phase III.