News Flash Home
The original item was published from 8/7/2020 9:44:36 AM to 9/1/2020 12:00:01 AM.

News Flash

Paso Robles City Press Releases

Posted on: August 7, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Paso Robles Announces COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program

Micro-grants of up to $10,000 are available

PASO ROBLES, CA, August 7, 2020 – The City of Paso Robles is using federal CARES Act funds to create a COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program. The program will provide one-time grant funding for local businesses in Paso Robles to help meet immediate funding needs due to COVID-19 impacts and retain the local workforce and businesses to support economic recovery.

The program will assist 10 to 20 small businesses with micro-grants of up to $10,000 in one-time financial assistance to reimburse a portion of the costs of business interruption caused by required closures.

Due to limited funding for this program, the City has identified the following criteria in order to assist businesses that may not have access to other funds for support and/or whose reopening is in a later stage of the State’s reopening guidelines:

  • Headquartered in the city of Paso Robles with a current Business License.
  • Small Business with 25 employees or fewer; priority given to smaller businesses with more than one employee.
  • Had to close or had limited operations due to COVID-19 restrictions resulting in economic loss to the business.
  • Able to demonstrate a clear need for grant funding to support business operations.
  • Have completed a SLO County Self-Certification form (for businesses that have been allowed to reopen) found at www.emergencyslo.org/en/ready-to-reopen-toolkit.aspx.

Priority will be given to those that have not received other assistance (SBA funds, other grants).

Long- and short-term rental businesses are excluded from this program, as mortgage relief programs are available at www.consumerfinance.gov/coronavirus/mortgage-and-housing-assistance.

Funds can be used for any documented business operations expense such as rent or mortgage, payroll, utilities, insurance, loan payments related to running the business, etc. Grant recipients will be asked to provide basic reporting to the City on how grant funds were utilized.

The deadline to apply is August 23, 2020. Grant recipients will be notified and funds allocated by mid to late September, 2020.

Apply here

If you have questions regarding this application please email Paul Sloan, City of Paso Robles Economic Development Manager, at psloan@prcity.com.

###

Media contact:

Paul Sloan
Economic Development Manager
City of Paso Robles
805.237.7237
psloan@prcity.com    

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Paso Robles City Press Releases

CERT sandbagging

CERT Flood Response in Paso Robles

Posted on: January 24, 2023
Sand pile

Incoming Storms, Sandbags and Flood Safety

Posted on: December 29, 2022
Budget Award 2022

City of Paso Robles Wins Finance Award

Posted on: December 29, 2022
Vista Cerro area - mountain lion sighting

Mountain Lion Sighting in Paso Robles

Posted on: December 16, 2022

Vine Street Showcase Canceled

Posted on: December 10, 2022

Salinas River Flood Waters

Posted on: December 12, 2022
Lithium ion batteries

Lithium-Ion Battery Safety Warning

Posted on: October 11, 2022
Sand pile

Pending Storm Events 2022

Posted on: September 20, 2022
Salinas Corridor Cleanup 9-13-22

Community Risk Reduction

Posted on: September 13, 2022
Homepage Spotlight_Oak at Sunset

Cannabis Regulation Survey

Posted on: August 2, 2022
Homepage Spotlight_Watering Days

Mandatory 3-day Watering Schedule

Posted on: June 10, 2022
Structure Fire Nighthawk Drive

Residential Structure Fire

Posted on: June 8, 2022
Development Impact Fees 2021_Homepage Spotlight

Annual Development Impact Fee Report

Posted on: December 29, 2021