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The Revive Santa Ana Small Business Rent & Debt Relief Grant provides a maximum of $25,000 grants to eligible small businesses to aid in recovery and to address negative economic impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. The support is targeted to current Santa Ana small businesses that have been in operation as of 2018, have 25 or less employees, sustained a decrease in revenue due to pandemic impacts, and that are in need of funds to pay past due rent or for payments to loans or credit cards for debt that was incurred to maintain operations.
This 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).
A total of $1,500,000 is available for this grant. Read and download the grant guidelines here.
Questions? Contact us
- Economic Development email: email@example.com
- Business Resource hotline: (714) 647-5477
Business owners who need assistance in completing the application are encouraged to contact the City of Santa Ana’s Economic Development team.
Size of grant
The maximum grant amount is calculated on the loss of business revenue for tax years 2020, 2021, and 2022 calculated on the base year of 2019, not to exceed $25,000.
Example of maximum grant amount: $15,000
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*Maximum grant amounts are limited to $25,000
Revenue is determined based on the IRS tax form definition of “Gross Sales” (less any returns and allowances) as reported on Line 1.c. on both the 1120 (corporate return) or 1120S (S-Corp return); on Line 3 on IRS Schedule C for single member LLCs and sole proprietorships; on Line 1.c. on Form 1065, for partnerships. Schedule E is not eligible.
Businesses must be able to document the planned use of the grant funds for an eligible use on the application: (1) past due commercial property rent and/or (2) payments to loan/credit card debt incurred for operations. Grant funding will only be released in the amount to cover the past due rent and/or debt relief. Funding is limited and not all applications will be awarded. Submitting an application is not a guarantee of funding.
Please note: Applicants are not required to be behind on rent to qualify for the program. Eligible businesses that prioritized paying rent over business expenses during the pandemic are encouraged to apply. These businesses may receive business debt relief.
Businesses must have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic
- Businesses must have suffered a loss of revenue and demonstrate decrease in revenue from tax year 2019 to 2020. Businesses documenting a 20% decrease in revenue will receive priority, as well as businesses that have not received City funding since commencement of the pandemic.
- Business owner(s) must certify that their business is in need of grant funding due to suffering revenue loss and substantial negative business impacts due to the pandemic.
- Verification of business revenue is required for tax year 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 via business tax returns. IRS Form 4506-C, IVES Request for Transcript of Tax Return will need to be completed and submitted.