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Chula Vista Businesses, Nonprofits Eligible for $3.6M in COVID-19 Relief Funds

BusinessChula Vista Businesses, Nonprofits Eligible for $3.6M in COVID-19 Relief Funds

Chula Vista City HallChula Vista City Hall. Photo courtesy of the city

Small businesses and nonprofits in Chula Vista have almost two months to apply for another round of COVID-19 relief funds from the city beginning Monday.

The $3.6 million City of Chula Vista Small Business and Nonprofit Relief Fund is part of an effort to offer resources to help business owners and nonprofit leaders. The San Diego Foundation and San Diego & Imperial Small Business Development Center Network are aiding in the campaign.

Applications will be accepted beginning at 9 a.m., Monday, continuing through 5 p.m. Oct. 27.

Details include:

  • Grants for businesses will be up to $10,000, while non-profits can receive up to $100,000.
  • To be eligible, must have been in business prior to April 1, 2020.
  • The grants are not first-come, first-served, as was the case for some COVID relief programs; applicants should focus on accuracy and completeness over submitting early.
  • Small businesses must be located in Chula Vista. Nonprofits must be located in the city or serve Chula Vista residents.
  • To be eligible, small businesses must have net profits under $150,000 or gross revenue
    under $250,000 (as reported for 2019).

The application web site lists required documents to apply and further details on eligibility. It also directs employers on how to get help, with resources such as office hours, on-demand training, and scheduling free SBDC appointments.

“This is the second grant program the city has launched since the start of the pandemic to help our small businesses recover from the economic impacts they continue to face,” said Chula Vista Mayor Mary Casillas Salas at a Friday news conference. “I encourage our Chula Vista small businesses, home-based businesses and nonprofits to apply.”

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