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Posted on: November 28, 2023

City of Temecula Launches ‘Level Up Training-and-Funding Grant Program’

The City of Temecula is excited to announce the launch of the ‘Level Up Training-and-Funding Grant Program’ (Level Up), which was designed to invigorate and support the local business landscape. This innovative program aims to provide valuable resources, training, and financial assistance to entrepreneurs seeking to grow and elevate their established businesses. As part of the City of Temecula’s Community Reinvestment Program, Level Up will provide $520,000 in grant funding to brick-and-mortar businesses located in Temecula that meet the criteria and fulfill all requirements. 

This program offers a comprehensive package of benefits, including: 

  • Tailored Training Program: Applicants are required to participate in a four-week training program which will provide access to specialized workshops that will allow businesses to work on putting together their path towards growth as they evaluate and develop their metrics, benchmarks, teams, financials, triggers, and strategies to reach the next level of growth. Trainees will learn how to de-risk expansion and get involved in proactive growth.
  • Financial Support: Level Up will offer a $20,000 grant to each eligible business, providing funding to implement workforce-oriented strategies gleaned from the training sessions. These grants act as a driving force for entrepreneurs, empowering them to bolster their workforce capabilities, invest in advanced technologies, and expand their operational capacity. 

Level Up will be hosted in partnership with the Orange County Inland Empire Small Business Development Center (OCIE SBDC). OCIE SBDC will administer the applications and training program. Program is based on availability of funds, program guidelines, and submission of all required information and supporting documentation. 

The grant application will be open at 9:00 AM on Friday, December 1, 2023, through Monday, January 15, 2024, at 5:00 PM. Complete applications that meet the general criteria will be contacted by the OCIE SBDC and registered for the required training portion of the program.

To view the full program description and eligibilities, and to apply please visit: For questions, contact Mary Cervantes, TVE2 Manager, by phone at 951-506-5187 or via email at

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