The city of Santa Clarita and Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp. announced that 149 small businesses within the SCV were approved to receive a one-time financial reimbursement for COVID-related expenses of up to $5,000 per individual business, as a part of the Santa Clarita Small Business COVID Relief Grant.
Interested applicants began receiving their approval or denial letters beginning on Nov. 19, and verified eligible businesses that have met all specified grant qualifications and requirements can expect to receive grant funds by the end of the year.
The Santa Clarita Small Business COVID Relief Grant program was developed utilizing CARES Act funding to provide local small businesses with a one-time financial reimbursement for expenses incurred from business interruption due to COVID-19 impacts.
The program was approved by the City Council on Oct. 13 in response to the urgent needs of Santa Clarita’s business community due to the global pandemic.
The SCVEDC has partnered with the city throughout the life cycle of this program to maximize its impact and expand its reach to eligible small businesses located throughout the SCV, both in the city of Santa Clarita and in surrounding unincorporated Los Angeles County areas.
For more information about the Santa Clarita Small Business COVID Relief Grant, contact Monica Fawcett, administrative analyst for business development, at [email protected].