San Diego County COVID-19 Stimulus Fund

By Christina Asai, 8:22 pm on December 3, 2020

Small Business Stimulus Grant

The Small Business Stimulus Grant Program is funded by Board of Supervisors allocated federal CARES Act funding. The grant funding provides economic assistance to help businesses and nonprofit entities impacted by COVID-19. Financial assistance will be allocated to eligible, qualified small businesses and nonprofit entities with final award recommendations made by individual district offices based on the availability of funds, program guidelines, and the submission of all required information and supporting documentation.

Grant Application Now Open – Check your Eligibility & Apply

Applications are now open for eligible businesses, subject to availability of funding. If you have applied previously, you do NOT need to reapply. Award recipients will also be posted on the site.

Who can apply?
Small businesses and nonprofits operating in San Diego County may apply. 

Eligible businesses to be determined by the following criteria:

  • Are you a for-profit or non-profit business that has been impacted by moving from Red to Purple tier?
  • Are you a private for-profit or non-profit businesses.
  • Do you have one hundred (100) or fewer employees, including sole proprietorships and independent contractors?
  • Are you headquartered in San Diego County, providing local goods and services to the community?
  • Do you have a minimum 1-year operating history as of February 14, 2020?
  • Have you experienced financial hardship as a result of COVID-19? These impacts must be documented, quantifiable, and clearly driven by COVID-19.

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Prior to completing an application, non-profit organizations will need to ensure they are eligible to apply. Eligible applicants must be identified on the Charitable Organization Registry maintained by the California Attorney General (AG) as CURRENTEXEMPT, or provide evidence that they are not required to register or are in process of being registered. In addition, eligible applicants must have a status of ACTIVE with the California Secretary of State or otherwise show that they are authorized to conduct business in the State.