Due to the overwhelming response to the City of Tustin Small Business Emergency Grant Program Phase II, and to meet this greater need, the City authorized the release of an additional $1,000,000 in Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds for the Small Business Emergency Grant Program Phase II. The City broadened its eligibility requirements for Phase II to allow for more qualifying recipients. In partnership with the Orange County/Inland Empire Small Business Development Center (OCIE-SBDC), almost 118 commercial and home-based business grants have been dispersed. More than double that number of commercial businesses applied, and were eligible but not selected in the lottery for Phase II. With this new infusion of funding, the City will be able to move quickly to expand the Phase II program and award another 100 grants to these businesses to assist them in overcoming the economic impacts due to COVID-19.
If you are a business that did not apply for funding during Phase II, please continue to monitor our website for any future assistance opportunities and visit the OCIE-SBDC website, www.ociesmallbusiness.org, to discover all the resources the OCIE-SBDC offers to our Tustin businesses.