Small Business Grants


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Grant Award - For-Profit Small Business

Award Amounts


Program Background:

As part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) initiative, the City of San Bernardino has partnered with the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to offer the Small Business Training & Grant Program. 

The Training & Grant Program will provide training and funding to small businesses needing financial assistance in overcoming the loss of revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All eligible businesses are invited to apply. Businesses which have previously received alternative sources of funding such as the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan, State, or County of San Bernardino grants are eligible to apply. Businesses that received funding in the City’s first round small business & non-profit grant program are not eligible for funding.

The program is based on the availability of funds, program guidelines and submission of all required information and supporting documentation. Small businesses, including home-based businesses, with a maximum of five hundred (500) employees (full and part-time may be eligible to receive a working capital grant after attending a mandatory one-on-one consulting session. 

The grant may be used for working capital to cover the day-to-day business operating expenses such as rent/lease payments, mortgage payments, payroll and benefit costs, utility expenses, inventory, Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) or other similar expenses that occur in the ordinary course of operations.

For a copy of the Small Business Grant Guidelines, click here


Contact Information

For additional information regarding the Round Two Small Business Grant Program, please contact the following:

City of San Bernardino Economic Development Department
201 North E Street, 3rd Floor, San Bernardino, CA 92401 / [email protected]

For questions about the guidelines and application or assistance in completing the application, please contact the SBDC at:

Orange County Inland Empire SBDC Network
Paul Nolta, Director, Inland Empire SBDC / [email protected] / 800.616.7232