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Media Advisory: City of San José Small Business Rent Relief Grants Applications Open
Program to reduce back-due rent, prevent evictions
Post Date:03/01/2023 3:00 PM
Carlos Velazquez, Public Information Manager, Office of Economic Development & Cultural Affairs
408-535-8168; [email protected]
|What:||Applications are now being accepted for the third round of City of San José Small Business Rent Relief Grants.|
|When:||Opens on March 1, 2023 at 8 a.m. and closes on April 30, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.|
|Who:||The City of San José’s Rent Relief Grants are being administered by the Enterprise Foundation via the Access Small Business Development Center (SBDC).|
Online: Visit www.accesssbdc.org/sjrr22/ for eligibility requirements and to apply. Applications will be available in multiple languages.
In Person: Business owners can get multilingual help by applying in-person at the Access SBDC office, located at 1887 Monterey Road, 2nd Floor, San José, 95112 or calling 408-385-9800.
Grants will be available to small businesses, companies, or enterprises located in San José. The maximum grant is $15,000. The program provides grants to small business owners that owe more than 60 days of rent arising from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as support local property owners.
There are $1.8 million in funds, provided by the American Rescue Plan Act, available to support up to 300 businesses.
Grants will be awarded to eligible applicants by lottery, with the first round at the end of March and the second at the end of April.
Since 2020, City-initiated grant programs have disbursed $6.09 million in grants to support 499 San José small businesses owned by low- or moderate-income individuals, primarily from communities of color located within San José.