The purpose of the grant program is to assist small, street-level, storefront retail businesses (including restaurants) with expenses associated with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants of up to $10,000 may be used for expenses associated with re-opening your business in compliance with City requirements, retention or rehiring of staff, or other expenses specifically related to helping your business continue to operate.
Funding will not be limited to any one geographic location, rather the Selection Committee will consider funding businesses spread throughout the City. Priority will be given to businesses who employ Pasadena residents and/or businesses that will re-hire when appropriate, employees who have previously been employed and demonstrated satisfactory performance pre-pandemic. We anticipate more requests for grants than available funds; therefore, meeting the eligibility requirements does not guarantee funding.
Prior to filling out the application for up to a $10,000 grant, please review the following eligibility requirements:
*Must have current City of Pasadena Business License and be in good standing with the both the City and the State of California.
If you meet all eligibility requirements, please click here to create an account and apply.
(Beginning at 5pm, June 26, 2020.)
Para una traducción al español de la aplicación, haga clic aquí.
For a translation of the application into Armenian, please click here.
For further assistance in the Armenian language with the grant application, please contact:
ARS Social Services
2242 E. Foothill Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107