Business Recovery Grant

APPLICATION PERIOD HAS CLOSED

Applicants will be notified by email of their status.

Questions: Call (909) 348-8360 or email businessgrant@diamondbarca.gov 

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In an effort to support Diamond Bar’s small, locally-owned businesses, the City is awarding one-time grants of $5,000 to help eligible business owners weather the economic hardships resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eligibility

Applying business must meet all of the following qualifying criteria:

  • Be independently owned and operated
  • Franchisees may not own more than one franchise within or outside Diamond Bar
  • Employ no more than 25 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees
  • Must employ/rehire/hire at least one employee whose salary qualifies as low-moderate income
  • Have a physical place of business (i.e., a storefront, not an online or mail-order only business) in Diamond Bar
  • Have a valid City of Diamond Bar business license
  • Have been in operation for at least one year

At this time, this grant program is not intended for home-based businesses, non-profit organizations, independent contractors, or national franchises.

This is a summary, for complete details, download the Business Recovery Program Policy.

Eligible Grant Expenses

Grant funds must be used to cover:

  • essential operating expenses (e.g. rent, utilities and payroll) 
  • costs related to reopening safely such the purchase of personal protective equipment ( e.g. masks, gloves, aprons or gowns, goggles and face shields) or 
  • products or materials to assist with infection prevention and physical distancing (e.g. plexi-glass guards, signage and floor markers)

Applying

This grant program has a two-day application window and the process will be strictly online. Applications will be accepted starting promptly at 9 a.m.on  Monday, June 22 and until 12 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24.

Selection Process

There are 64 grants available, each for $5,000. All applications received within the allotted window will be placed into a lottery (random drawing) system. Business owners whose applications are drawn from the lottery system will be promptly notified by email.

Eligibility Verification/Distribution of Funds

City staff will review each selected application for eligibility. All qualifying applicants will be notified within a week to discuss next steps in the grant funding process.