The city of San Diego has opened the application window for small businesses and nonprofits affected by the Jan. 22 flood to apply for emergency funds. These grants, provided by the Emergency Response and Resilience Grant program, can provide up to $5,000 for small businesses located in low-income areas and up to $2,500 for other small businesses and nonprofits. To qualify for this funding, business owners must demonstrate how they were impacted by the storm and have a business tax certificate on file with the city. Eligibility is limited to businesses with 12 employees or less.
The city is urging business owners to keep track of all expenses related to storm recovery, including replacements not covered by insurance, employee wages, and insurance deductibles. This grant aims to help small businesses and nonprofits recover from the damages and losses incurred during the flood, providing a much-needed financial boost to get them back on their feet and continue operating in the wake of disaster. The deadline to apply for these emergency funds is approaching on Tuesday, Feb. 27, so business owners and nonprofit leaders are encouraged to act quickly in order to access this valuable assistance.