Small businesses and nonprofits in San Diego that were affected by the Jan. 22 flood are eligible to apply for emergency funds. This grant, known as the Emergency Response and Resilience Grant, has a budget of $370,000 and is open until Feb. 27.
Interested parties can apply for up to $2,500 for small businesses and $5,000 for small businesses and nonprofits in low-income areas. In order to qualify for the grant, business owners must demonstrate how they were impacted by the storm and must have a business tax certificate on file with the city. Only businesses with 12 or fewer employees are eligible.
The city advises business owners to keep track of all expenses related to storm recovery, as replacements not covered by insurance, employee wages, and insurance deductibles may be eligible for reimbursement. This grant aims to provide financial assistance to small businesses and nonprofits that suffered damages and losses during the Jan. 22 flood. It is important for interested parties to apply before the Feb. 27 deadline in order to access these emergency funds.