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Small businesses provide some of the defining characteristics of the Encinitas community and have been hit hard during the recent global pandemic. The City of Encinitas received a portion of the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) allocation from the County of San Diego which is part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. These funds have been provided to the City of Encinitas specifically to provide relief from costs and hardship based on the City’s response to the Coronavirus. This funding also provides support for local businesses that have been affected by the Public Health Directives and had to close or substantially reduce services of non-essential businesses.

To assist small local businesses with these funds, the Encinitas City Council approved an expenditure of $500,000 during the June 10, 2020 City Council meeting, to provide direct assistance to businesses within the City that have 25 or fewer employees. On a first come, first served basis, 200 local businesses will receive a grant of $2,500 to be used as rent or mortgage payments, inventory support, working capital, or payroll costs.
Click HERE for a direct link to the fillable application. The City will begin accepting applications on June 25.

For information or questions, please contact Patrick Piatt, Senior Management Analyst, at (760) 633-2613 by phone or [email protected] by email.