DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR COUNTY’S GRANT PROGRAM FOR QUALIFYING SMALL BUSINESSES

Businesses Have Until November 28, to Apply for Up to $40,000 of Immediate and Long-Term Pandemic and Economic Relief

Alhambra, CA, November 22, 2021 – The deadline for Qualifying Small Business Tenants (QSBT) that have fallen behind on rent to apply for the Small Business Rent Relief Grant Project has been extended to November 28, 5pm. The Project, funded by the American Rescue Plan Act and authorized by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, will be administered by the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA).

The Small Business Rent Relief Grant Project will provide up to $40,000 to help businesses cover rent that became past due as of March 4, 2020. To be eligible, a QSBT must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a brick and mortar business located in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County as of June 22, 2019;
  • Have an annual average number of nine or fewer full-time equivalent employees;
  • Have annual total gross revenues of no more than $1 million; and
  • Be able to demonstrate a gross revenue loss of at least 25% over a 12-month timeframe falling at least in part within the period of Los Angeles County’s COVID-19 Emergency Order that went into effect March 4, 2020.

The County is working to ensure equitable distribution of resources, focusing on communities most in need of immediate and long-term pandemic and economic relief interventions based on relative risk using indicators that assess risk factors for COVID-19 infection, vulnerability to severe outcomes if infected, and ability to recover from the health, economic, and social impacts of the pandemic. Small Business Rent Relief Grant Project applications will be sorted by tier per equity lens listed above and a lottery will be held for each tier to determine ranking order.

Applications will be accepted through Sunday, November 28, 2021, at 5:00 p.m.

For additional project information, please visit ndconline.org/lacsbrr/ or call (626) 210-4500. Questions regarding the Small Business Rent Relief Grant Project can be sent to LACountySBRR@ndconline.org.