Small Business Stimulus Grant

The Small Business Stimulus Grant Program is funded by Board of Supervisors allocated federal CARES Act funding. The goal of the Small Business Stimulus Grant Program is to provide a lifeline grant to many local small businesses to get them open, keep them open, and help prevent more from going out of business. The County of San Diego’s Small Business Stimulus Grant Funding is to provide economic assistance to help businesses and nonprofit entities impacted by COVID-19. Financial assistance will be allocated to eligible, qualified small businesses and nonprofit entities with final award recommendations made by individual district offices based on the availability of funds, program guidelines, and the submission of all required information and supporting documentation.

The following links are provided to assist with the grant application, once you’ve been determined eligible. Please read through before starting the eligibility determination.


Supervisorial District Representatives:


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Small Business Grant Eligibility

Are you a private for-profit or nonprofit business?

Do you have fewer than one hundred (100) employees, including sole proprietorships and independent contractors?

Are you headquartered and operating in San Diego County?

Do you have a minimum 1-year operating history as of February 14, 2020?

Have you experienced financial hardship as a result of COVID-19? These impacts must be documented, quantifiable, and clearly driven by COVID-19.