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Huntington Beach Launches Second Micro-Grant Program to Support Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

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Starting April 5, 2021, eligible small businesses in Huntington Beach can apply to receive $5,000 micro-grants being offered through the City’s COVID-19 Small Business Micro-Grant Program.  A total of $648,000 in funds will be distributed to support the Huntington Beach small businesses which form the backbone of our local economy.

“Small businesses are the lifeblood of our local economy and provide jobs and financial security for families throughout our City,” said Huntington Beach Mayor Kim Carr.  “We’re hopeful that our Micro-Grant Program will serve as an additional lifeline to help small businesses get through to the end of this pandemic and into more prosperous times, as COVID-19 rates continue to decline.”

Approximately 125 micro-grants in the amount of $5,000 each will be distributed by lottery to eligible businesses for allowable expenses such as rent, utilities, or COVID-related personal protective equipment.  Grant applications will be accepted starting April 5, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. through April 12, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

To be eligible for the Huntington Beach Small Business Micro-Grant Program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Employ no fewer than two and no more than ten full-or-part-time W2 employees;
  • Independently owned and operated with the principal office in Huntington Beach;
  • Attest to being negatively affected by COVID-19;
  • Hold a valid business license in the City of Huntington Beach

A full list of all criteria can be found at www.HBready.com/biz-grants, and the online application will be made available on the website from April 5-12, 2021.

The City of Huntington Beach is committed to distributing these funds to small businesses as quickly as possible, while ensuring the program is thoroughly marketed to all segments of the business community.  Two virtual webinars will be available on March 17 at 6 p.m. and March 22 at 2 p.m. to provide information about the program and how to apply.  Webinar information is available at www.HBready.com/biz-grants.

“As residents, we need to do all we can to support our small businesses by shopping local and dining at our restaurants here in Huntington Beach,” said Mayor Carr.  “This Micro-Grant Program will let us do what we can to provide some support to our businesses that have weathered through these very difficult times.”

Click here for a PDF of the press release.

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