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Revive Santa Ana Business Program

Revive Santa Ana brings technical support seminars and grants to small businesses to address negative economic impacts. The grant program is funded with authorization from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) through U.S. Department of Treasury Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF).

This program provides $1,000 grants to participants that complete qualified business seminars.

Criteria for business seminar participation

  • Santa Ana business owner or Santa Ana resident interested in starting a business in Santa Ana (depending on seminar)
  • Business Owner or Resident must have been negatively impacted by COVID-19
  • Business must have been compliant and continue to follow all COVID-19 mandates from the City, County and State, such as business closures, mask mandates, and social distancing requirements
  • Additional requirements are listed in the registration page for each seminar

Criteria for $1,000 grant

  • Attend all sessions and complete a qualified business seminar (completion of the seminar may include a business consultation, as described in the seminar registration requirements)
  • Have or obtain Santa Ana Business License
  • Agree to use the grant towards eligible expenses and report expenditures
  • Business owners may attend multiple seminars (non-duplicate), but will be limited to a maximum of three (3) grants of $1,000 each

Additional requirements and exclusions are listed in the grant guidelines below.

Exclusions

  • Businesses that did not and/or are not complying with COVID-19 city, state, and county regulations or mandates (masks, social distancing, closures, etc.)
  • Businesses with active code enforcement violations, or a history of multiple code enforcement violations are not eligible for the program
  • The following types of businesses are not eligible for the program:
    • Nonprofits
    • Alcohol/bars
    • Tobacco/vaping
    • Firearms
    • Adult
    • Cannabis
  • Additional restrictions are listed in the registration page for each seminar

Qualified seminars

Businesses may register for the following seminars.

CIELO Small Business Startup Program (virtual seminar)

Tuesdays & Thursdays 3-weeks (6-sessions) of live virtual instruction

  • Time: 4 to 5 p.m.
  • Three weeks of one-on-one meetings
  • Starts April 26

Once registration is submitted, seminar providers will screen for eligibility for each seminar. Space is limited.

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