The application period for Los Angeles County’s Small Business Revitalization Grant Program, which opened last Friday, is being extended by three days, it was announced Thursday.
The deadline was originally Friday at noon, and is now Monday at 11:59 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Development Authority.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors allocated federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funds to create the program to assist businesses, including breweries and wineries with no kitchens, miniature golf parks, batting cage facilities, kart racing centers and tanning salons, that were ordered closed by the county health officer due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The program is not open to businesses operating within the city of Los Angeles, which has its own program.
Eligible applicants will receive $30,000 to use for employee payroll, working capital to continue operations, payment of outstanding business expenses and adaptive business practices needed to remain open.
Without another federal stimulus package on the horizon, “it has fallen to Los Angeles County to do what we can to support local small businesses,” Supervisor Janice Hahn said. “We aren’t going to turn our backs on communities during this crisis.”
LACDA officials said the grants are time-sensitive and businesses need to apply within the time frame to be considered. Applications will be selected through a lottery, and applicants will be selected in the order of that process. The lottery will be broadcast live at 9 a.m. Oct. 20 at revitalizationgrant.lacda.org.
Program details are available at revitalizationgrant.lacda.org.
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