Temecula Assist: A Small Business Emergency Relief Grant

Temecula Assist (TA): A Small Business Emergency Relief Grant for Temecula Business Owners coping with the financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. TA is a half million dollar investment, approved by the City Council that provides direct relief in an effort to energize Temecula’s local economic backbone, which are small businesses.

Temecula Assist consists of two tracks. 

  1. Temecula Assist - Rent Recovery and Job Retention Track
  2. Temecula Assist - Business Improvement Track

Below you will find additional information on each of the tracks. Businesses may apply to only one of the two tracks

Temecula Assist - Rent Recovery and Job Retention Track

Overview

In response to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program has notified the City of Temecula that it will receive a formula allocation from the first round of CDBG-CV funding to be used specifically for the prevention of, preparation for, and response to COVID-19. This allocation was authorized by the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136, which was signed on March 27, 2020.

In response to the economic hardships experienced by businesses resulting from the pandemic, the City of Temecula is launching Temecula Assist, providing direct relief to energize Temecula’s local economic backbone, retain jobs, especially those held by low- and moderate-income residents, and to stabilize local businesses.   Temecula Assist has two funding tracks; this program falls under the Rent Recovery and Job Retention Track. The total funding for the Rent Recovery and Job Retention Track is $329,000, made available through CDBG funds. The maximum grant request is $10,000 per business.  

Application - Rent Recovery and Job Retention

Applications must be submitted online or received via mail by June 9, 2020 at 5 p.m. Please complete one application. Duplicates are not needed.

English

Español

Mail-in applications should be sent to:

City of Temecula, Temecula Assist: Rent Recovery and Job Retention, Attn: Lynn Kelly-Lehner, 41000 Main Street, Temecula, CA 92590.

Hand delivered applications cannot be accepted at this time. Email submissions will not be accepted. Questions about this program can be emailed to businessgrants@TemeculaCA.gov.

Guidelines

Guidelines - Rent Recovery and Job Retention (English)

Guidelines - Rent Recovery and Job Retention (Español)

Temecula Assist- Business Improvement Track

Overview

In response to the economic hardships experienced by businesses resulting from the pandemic, the City of Temecula is launching Temecula Assist, providing direct relief to energize Temecula’s local economic backbone, retain jobs, and to stabilize local businesses. Temecula Assist has two funding tracks; this program falls under the Business Improvement Track. The total funding for the Temecula Assist: Business Improvement is $170,000, made available through the City’s General Fund. The maximum grant request is $5,000 per business.

Application - Business Improvement Track

Applications must be submitted online or received via mail by June 9, 2020 at 5 p.m. Please complete one application. Duplicates are not needed.

English

Español

Mail-in applications should be sent to:

City of Temecula, Temecula Assist: Rent Recovery and Job Retention, Attn: Lynn Kelly-Lehner, 41000 Main Street, Temecula, CA 92590

Hand delivered applications cannot be accepted at this time. Email submissions will not be accepted. Questions about this program can be emailed to businessgrants@TemeculaCA.gov. 

Guidelines

Guidelines - Business Improvement Guidelines (English)

Guidelines - Business Improvement Guidelines (Español)