2021 City of Pasadena Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program
About the Program
The deadline to apply for this grant program has passed.
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Information sessions will be available on Zoom. Dates and time are listed below.
Application information is at the bottom of this page.
The City of Pasadena’s Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program will provide pandemic-relief grant funding to brick and mortar small businesses impacted by COVID-19 in the form of a reimbursement.
Grant funds will be issued on a reimbursement basis. A reimbursement grant provides funding to grant recipients after expenses have been incurred. The grantee must submit proof of payment to obtain the reimbursement for project expenses. These funds do not need to be paid back.
The program is subject to the availability of funds, compliance with program guidelines and submission of the required application and supporting documentation.
The program will provide approximately 50 reimbursable grants of $7,500 each to qualifying small businesses. Source of funds for the program are provided by the City’s annual allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) received a federal award through the City of Pasadena.
Business owners that need assistance completing the program application can get support and guidance through the Pasadena Small Business Development Center (SBDC). PCF, with the support of SBDC, will conduct a virtual orientation and post it on the Pasadena Community Foundation website prior to the opening of the application window. The orientation session will outline the program, the application, and needed support documents for fund reimbursement. In addition, the SBDC will host a series of webinars to inform applicants and address questions that may arise during the application process. In order to receive additional support in completing the application, we encourage applicants to sign up with the SBDC at http://bit.ly/PasadenaGrantInfo
Please carefully review these guidelines as successful applicants must submit complete applications before the deadline; provide documentation that they meet the eligibility requirements, terms and conditions; explain how the grant monies would be used toward necessary COVID-19 related business expenses; and supporting documentation required for reimbursement of eligible expenses.
Grant applications will be available starting January 25th, 2021 and due on Friday, February 12 at 5pm.
The eligibility guidelines and scoring criteria below will be used to evaluate applications. There is no guarantee that you will be awarded a grant.
Sessions will be available at the following dates and times:
- Wednesday, January 20, Noon
- Friday, January 22, Noon
- Thursday, January 28, Noon
- Saturday, January 30, Noon
The Zoom sessions can be accessed at this link: https://pasadenacf.org/info-session/
View a video about these guidelines and a see a tour of the online application system: