Grand Terrace helps small businesses pay their leases amid coronavirus pandemic

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Grand Terrace has committed $35,000 in federal coronavirus relief funds to help small businesses cover their lease payments.Such businesses must be in good standing with the city and have at least one and no more than 25 full-time employees deemed non-essential by the San Bernardino County Public Health Department. National chains or local chains with three or more locations are not eligible.
Grants of $3,000 will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and be distributed to landlords as lease payments.
Grand Terrace will offer financial assistance to small businesses for the duration of its declared state of local emergency and while funds are available.
Applicants must verify their business has lost revenue due to the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Businesses must have a physical storefront, opened in town for at least one year as of March 1 and participate in the county’s COVID-19 Compliance Business Partnership Program.

Grant applications can be picked up at City Hall, 22795 Barton Road.
This summer, Grand Terrace leaders made $50,000 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security, or CARES, Act funds available to help restaurant and bar owners set up outdoor operations.
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