Apply for a small business mini-grant

Get a grant for your neighborhood and women-owned small businesses affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

What to do

This grant is now closed.

The City is providing nearly $1 million in mini-grants to neighborhood and women-owned businesses affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The mini-grants range from $1,000 to $10,000. Our partners will review applications and give out the available funding.

We are giving grants to small businesses with less than $2.5 million in gross annual receipts. Your business must also have closed or seen a 25% decline in revenue during the coronavirus outbreak. Some neighborhoods will have additional criteria. 

Women-owned businesses

Applications have closed for this grant.

Neighborhood grants

Applications have closed for this grant. We served these neighborhoods:

  • Fillmore
  • Mission Street
  • Calle 24 Latino Cultural District 
  • Japantown
  • Bayview
  • Excelsior
  • Ocean View-Merced Heights-Ingleside (OMI)
  • Tenderloin
Why are we giving small business mini-grants?

The City and community partners have joined efforts to disburse mini-grants as a response to the urgent financial needs of women-owned businesses and small business owners in high need neighborhood commercial districts.

Many businesses are facing extreme business disruption or closure due to COVID-19. OEWD’s targeted areas lie within historically marginalized communities which will prioritize mini-grant funds to provide economic relief to family-run and owner-operated businesses.

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Last updated August 30, 2022