AJ strongly recommends Tustin businesses impacted by COVID-19 to apply for this grant program offered by the City Of Tustin. Grants are not guaranteed and awarded by lottery. Information from the City of Tustin below:
The City of Tustin Commences Small Business Emergency Grant Program
The City of Tustin has partnered with the Orange County/Inland Empire Small Business Development Center (OCIE-SBDC) to develop a Small Business Emergency Grant Program 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 20 or less employees, may be eligible to receive a working capital grant of up to $10,000. 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. To launch the program, the City will initially release $750,000 of these grant funds, followed by additional releases through the end of this year.
The City of Tustin and the OCIE-SBDC will conduct three webinars, prior to the opening of the application period for the Small Business Emergency Grant Program and will outline the program, the application, and additional documents needed to respond. The webinars will be conducted in English and Spanish.
June 10 at 11:00 am- In English
June 10 at 12:00 pm- in Spanish
June 11 at 11:00 am- Q & A in both English and Spanish
To attend one of the Webinars please register here: Register for Webinar Here.
The Small Business Emergency Grant Program application period opens Friday, June 12 at 9:00 am and closes Thursday, June 18 at 5:00 pm.
For more information on the Tustin Small Business Emergency Grant Program, please visit Tustin Small Business Emergency Grant Program or contact the City of Tustin Economic Development Department at (714) 537- 3117 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
ELIGIBILITY – BUSINESS MUSTS
• Be for-profit and physically located in commerical or
industrial space in Tustin
• Have an active business license for 6 months
• Have 20 or fewer employees, including the owner
• Must be able to submit proper documentation and
show a loss of income due to coronavirus and demonstrate
that the grant will be used for operational needs
• Must have not received EIDL or PPP
• Must be in good standing with the city, unless effected
GRANTS AWARDED BY LOTTERY
CONTACT THE SBDC
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) can
help you with your application and help awardees
with additional funding requirements- at no cost.
Contact Us at 1-800-616-7232 or visit us online to
book an appointment: ociesmallbusiness.org.
Business awardees will be selected by lottery of all eligible
applicants once the application window has closed