Economic Assistance for San Diego Businesses Affected by COVID-19


From the City of San Diego : To ensure the resiliency of local businesses and assist in job retention, the City of San Diego established a Small Business Relief Fund (SBRF) to provide grants and forgivable or low- to zero-interest-rate loans to eligible small businesses for working capital. The goal of the SBRF is to help businesses retain employees and sustain continuity of business operations impacted by federal, California, San Diego County and local emergency declarations regarding COVID-19.

Applications submitted between 5 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2020, and 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, are under review. Business owners will be notified of the next step. More than 6,500 applications were received during this period and in excess of the funds available. Companies or individuals interested in learning more about how to donate to the SBRF, please contact the Corporate Partnerships and Development Program at

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