On Tuesday, June 9, 2020, the Glendale City Council approved the Small Business Grant Program to help Glendale small businesses experiencing difficulties related to COVID-19.

The Program consists of two distinct grants:

  1. Small Business Recovery Grant
  2. Low Income Small Business Grant

NOTE: YOU MAY ONLY APPLY FOR ONE GRANT 

APPLICATION PERIOD
July 1, 2020 at 12:00 PM - July 15, 2020 at 12:00 PM

GRANT AMOUNT
$5,000

GENERAL GRANT REQUIREMENTS
The following general requirements apply to both grant. Please review the individual grant guidelines for all requirements and details. 

  • Business may only apply for one of the grants or risk disqualification
  • Business must be located in Glendale in a property zoned for commercial use.
  • Business has not received any Federal COVID-19 funding, at the time of application.

SMALL BUSINESS RECOVERY GRANT
The Small Business Recovery Grant was created with $1,600,000 from City's Measure S fund. The program will assist 320 businesses. Applicants:<

  • Must have 500 or fewer employees.
  • Must have been in operation for a minimum of 6 months as of July 1, 2020.
  • All business types are eligible to apply (excluding loan packagers and businesses affiliated with gambling, among other narrowly defined prohibited businesses).
  • Non-profit organizations are eligible (excluding houses of worship).

Grant Guidelines

LOW-INCOME SMALL BUSINESS GRANT
The Low Income Small Business Grant is made possible with $572,500 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The program will support up to 114 Glendale businesses. Applicants:

  • Must have 25 or fewer employees.
  • Must have been in operation for at least one year as of July 1, 2020.
  • Is a restaurant or defined as a “non-essential” business under Safer at Home restrictions, including bars, bowling alleys, beauty salons or barbershops, retail stores, nail salons, gyms or fitness centers and spas.
  • Must be a legal resident of the United States.
  • 51% of the employees (employers may include themselves), must be LOW-MODERATE INCOME. Refer to the chart below for income levels:

NOTE REVISED GROSS INCOME LEVELS (UPDATED 07/01/2020)

2020 Income Category

1 person

2 people

3 people

4 people

5 people

6 people

7 people

8 people

Moderate Income (below 80% MFI)

$63,100

$72,100

$81,100

$90,100

$97,350

$104,550

$111,750

$118,950

Grant Guidelines

HOW TO APPLY
The online application portal opens July 1, 2020 at 12:00 PM and will close on July 15, 2020 at 12:00 PM.

A lottery will take place on July 20, 2020. Selected applicants will be notified by July 31, 2020.

CONTACT US
For more information on the Small Business Grant Program, please call (818) 548-2067 or email smallbusinessgrant@glendaleca.gov