Businesses located in Beaumont that have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are encouraged to apply for a $3,000 Small Business Assistance Grant from the City of Beaumont.
The grant program is targeted toward for-profit businesses of 15 or fewer employees who have a physical location in Beaumont. Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 since March 1. The small business grants are intended to promote business sustainability, job retention, and the overall economic preservation of small businesses in the city.
Small Business Assistance Grant applications will be accepted Tuesday, September 1 through Tuesday, September 15 at 5pm. Grants will be awarded on a non-competitive basis. A drawing for funds will take place should qualifying applications exceed available funds.
Businesses must meet specific criteria including those listed below to be eligible for consideration:
Successful grant recipients will receive $3,000 of financial assistance. Use of these funds is restricted to the following direct business-related needs:
Use of funds for any other purpose(s) are prohibited.
Grant applications will be accepted from September 1, 2020, through the close of business on September 15, 2020. Grant funds will be disbursed to the successful applicants by October 1, 2020.
This is a non-competitive grant with awards being made based on qualifications. A random drawing will be conducted should the number of qualified applicants exceed the funding available. Should a drawing be required it will be conducted on a random basis via YouTube.
Businesses who have already received financial assistance from any other County, State or Federal program (i.e. PPP, Riverside County Small Business Grant, CARES Act) are not disqualified. However, preference will be given to those business who have not received financial assistance through one of these programs.
Grant recipients will be required to maintain financial records for a minimum of 5 years. These records must be produced at the request of the City of Beaumont.
Additional criteria and requirements may be found in the Grant Application and the Small Business Grant Agreement document.
The following items must be submitted for an application to be considered complete and eligible for consideration: