County Resources (SD)

  1. General resources:
    1. For the most up-to-date information, see: https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/phs/community_epidemiology/dc/2019-nCoV/CommunitySectors/Chambers_of_Commerce_and_Businesses.html.
  2. Financial resources:
    1. Visit San Diego Business Relief and Support for the most up-to-date information on grants and programs: https://www.sandiego.gov/economic-development/resources/relief.
    2. The San Diego Foundation has established grant programs to assist 501(c)(3) organizations, black communities, and other minority communities impacted by COVID-19 See: https://www.sdfoundation.org/ and https://www.sdfoundation.org/grantseekers/.
    3. The City of San Diego has launched the CARES Act Revolving Loan Fund to provide local businesses with loans ranging from $25,000 to $95,000. See: https://www.sandiego.gov/economic-development/business/financing/caresact.
    4. The Small Business Stimulus Grant Program provides economic assistance to help businesses and nonprofit entities impacted by COVID-19. Financial assistance will be allocated to eligible, qualified small businesses and nonprofit entities with final award recommendations made by individual district offices based on the availability of funds, program guidelines, and the submission of all required information and supporting documentation. Check your eligibility and submit your application here: https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/stimulusgrant/smallbusinessgrantelgibility.html.
    5. Temporary Outdoor Business Operation Grants assist small businesses with adapting operations amid COVID-19. Businesses located in the City of San Diego can apply to receive $3,000 to construct or modify outdoor decks and platforms to bring them in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As much as an additional $2,000—for a maximum grant of $5,000—will be available for businesses located in low- and moderate-income areas (LMA) or owned by a sole proprietor or majority group who meets federal low- and moderate-income (LMI) requirements. See: https://www.sandiego.gov/economic-development/business/tobogrant.
    6. The City of Oceanside is accepting applications for their COVID-19 Nonprofit Grant Program. Organizations must be Oceanside-based, tax-exempt, and in good standing. Organizations must demonstrate how their organization suffered from loss of income, and/or how their operations help to address negative impacts in Oceanside caused by COVID-19, either through their existing operations or through a new, proposed program or activity for which they are requesting grant funding. See more information and apply here: https://www.ci.oceanside.ca.us/gov/ecd/home/covid_19_nonprofit_grant_program.asp.
    7. The Escondido Community Foundation invites nonprofits serving Escondido to apply for programs which will support workforce development. The pandemic has caused upheaval in the lives of workers and business owners. Building sustainable careers is vital to individual economic stability as well as the economic vitality of the entire community. The funding range is $15,000 to $35,000. ECF will evaluate all LOI submissions and qualify those that meet the program and eligibility criteria. See: https://www.sdfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/ecf-loi-2022.pdf. NOTE: The deadline for submitting the Letter of Intent (“LOI”) is Monday, January 24, 2022 5:00 pm. Organizations that are moved forward through the LOI process will be invited to submit a full application by February 21, 2022. Those organizations invited to submit a full proposal will submit completed applications by March 21, 2022.

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