Small businesses and nonprofits affected by the Jan. 22 flood in San Diego can now apply for emergency funds to help them recover from the disaster. The application window for the Emergency Response and Resilience Grant will remain open until Feb. 27, with a budget of $370,000 available.
Businesses that were impacted by the storm can receive up to $2,500 in financial assistance, while small businesses and nonprofits in low-income areas may be eligible for up to $5,000. To qualify for the grant, business owners must demonstrate how they were affected by the storm and must have a business tax certificate on file with the city. Only businesses with 12 or fewer employees are eligible for this grant.
The city advises business owners to keep track of all expenses related to storm recovery, as replacements not covered by insurance, employee wages, and insurance deductibles may be eligible for reimbursement. This grant aims to provide financial assistance to small businesses and nonprofits that suffered damages and losses during the Jan. 22 flood. Interested parties are encouraged to apply before the Feb. 27 deadline in order to access these emergency funds and begin their recovery process.