COVID-19 business relief grant program

 

**This grant program is no longer accepting applications**

Please email econdev@alamedaca.gov to be placed on a mailing list for any future grant opportunities. 

GRANT PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The City of Alameda has established a COVID-19 business relief grant program to assist small businesses in Alameda with relief from the COVID-19 economic disaster. 

The goal of the COVID-19 grant program is to mitigate barriers to capital for the most vulnerable Alameda small businesses and restaurants by providing one-time emergency working capital grants. Businesses can receive a one-time grant of $7,500. A total of $502,500 in grant funding (or 67 grants) will be available for award in all areas of the City excluding Alameda Point. A total of $97,500 (or 13 grants) will be available for award at Alameda Point. The total amount available for small business relief grants will be $600,000 (or 80 grants). Applications will be accepted from 4:00 PM, Monday, April 27, 2020 at through 11:59 PM on Thursday, May 7, 2020. Please submit your application as soon as possible to help facilitate a timely review. Each completed application received will be reviewed and evaluated based on the eligibility requirements below. Awards will be announced by Thursday, May 21, 2020, and funds will be disbursed within 30 days of the award date.  

GRANT AWARDS

The grant program received 238 applications, and staff is working hard to review them all in a timely manner.  As grants are awarded, a list of the awardees will be posted here on a rolling base.  Awardees will also be notified individually.

  • Vicky's Nails
  • Linguini's Pizza and Pasta
  • Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge
  • Andrew C Rowe DDS
  • TRIC Tools, Inc.
  • Tucker's Ice Cream LLC
  • Speisekammer Restaurant
  • Phnom Penh House
  • Cafe Jolie
  • Alameda Ballet Academy
  • California Pacific Designs LLC/ dba Whales and Friends
  • GlassTek
  • ProBalance, Inc.
  • Wild Ginger
  • TT and B Inc dba McGee's Bar & Grill
  • East End
  • Greens & Grains, LLC
  • Alameda Business Machines
  • Everyone Counts, LLC
  • Waterfront Deli
  • Twirl, Inc.
  • Ho Thao Tran DDS
  • C'Era Una Volta Restaurant
  • Vena Nail Salon
  • International Chi Institute
  • La Princesse Salon LLC
  • 1400 Bar & Grill
  • Poke Salad Alameda
  • Honolulu BBQ
  • Green Grass Chinese Learning Center Corp.
  • Soccer Post
  • Revelation Cleaners
  • Needle In A Haystack
  • Wescafe
  • Lauren's Closet
  • Supercuts on Park St

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR ELIGIBILITY

  • The applicant must be a small business and have one (1) to twenty-five (25) full-time equivalent employees, or be a restaurant (no limit on the number of employees).
  • The business must be a physical establishment in Alameda.
  • The business must show that it has experienced a significant loss of 20% or more in income due to COVID-19 from March 16, 2020, to the application date.
  • The business must have a current Business License and have paid the FY 2019/2020 Business Improvement Area assessment if located in a Business Improvement Area.

ELEMENTS OF GRANT APPLICATION 

To qualify for the COVID-19 grant, the small business or restaurant must demonstrate need by submitting the following information:

  1. Proof that they have applied for state or federal assistance to be eligible for this grant program or provide documentation about why they are not eligible for such programs
  2. Six-month income statement from October 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020
  3. Revenues - March 2019 (For businesses that have been open for less than one year, submit February 2020 revenues.)
  4. Revenues - March 2020 
  5.  Expenses - March 2019 (For businesses that have been open for less than one year, submit February 2020 expenses.)
  6. Expenses - March 2020
  7. Payroll prior to March 17, 2020
  8. Completed Business W-9 form – please click here to download a blank W-9 form. 

ELIGIBLE USES OF FUNDS AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

Funds can be used to pay rent, operating expenses and/or payroll. Grantees shall keep all receipts in case the City of Alameda requests them. The City reserves the right to audit the records.

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

The City reserves the right to alter, cancel or discontinue this program. In the event that an applicant is denied funding, that determination is final and there is no appeals process. It is important to note that the financial information required by this program may be subject to public inspection or disclosure as required by federal, state or local law, including the California Public Records Act.

Financial institutions, banks, lenders, landlords, publicly traded companies, nonprofits or sole proprietors without employees, elected and appointed officials, City employees, and relatives of elected and appointed officials and City employees are not eligible for this program.

QUESTIONS

Webinar and Q&A Sessions - Registration Required!
Please join us for a free webinar to demonstrate the application process and answer any questions.  Advance registration is required.  

  • April 29, 2020 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US)   -   See below for a video of this webinar.
  • May 5, 2020 03:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)  -   See below for a video of this webinar.

Please click here(PDF, 314KB) to download a FAQ based on the first webinar. If you have additional questions after reviewing webinar recordings and FAQ sheet, please email econdev@alamedaca.gov.  

Technical Support: If you need technical support with this application, please either email: support@submittable.com, chat with a live person: help.submittable.com, or call: 855-467-8264 x 4

April 29 Webinar Q&A Session

May 5 Webinar Q&A Session

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

The City reserves the right to alter, cancel or discontinue this program. All applicants submitting applications agree to the terms herein.