Small Business Flood Disaster Relief Grant application questions

The following is a list of application questions for the Small Business Flood Disaster Relief Grant.


This is not the application form for the grant program. The following list of application questions is available to help you prepare. The application will be available here from January 20, 2023 to February 10, 2023.

If you need help filling out the application, please contact the Office of Small Business at (415) 554-6134 or email


Application questions

Business owner contact information

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Email
  • Phone number
  • Are you the business owner? (not-for-profit organizations typically list the CEO/executive director or the person acting that role as "owner."
    This grant program is only available to business owners.
    • Yes
    • No
  • Preferred language
    • English
    • Arabic
    • Chinese
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Spanish
    • Tagalog
    • Vietnamese
    • Other
      • Preferred language

Business location

  • Your business account number (BAN)
    • Your BAN is a 7-digit number. If you don't know it, find your BAN.
  • Verify your BAN
    • (You will be asked to choose from a list of addresses)

About your business

  • Business name
  • Select your business structure
    • Corporation
    • Limited Liability Company (LLC)
    • Sole Proprietorship
    • Partnership
  • Corporation type
    • C Corporation
    • B Corporation
    • S Corporation
    • Nonprofit Corporation
    • Close Corporation
    • Cooperative
  • Partnership
    • General Partnership
    • Limited Partnership
    • Limited Liability Partnership
  • Did your business suffer physical damages from winter storm flooding?
    Damages can date back to December 27, 2022. Damages from wind or power outages are not eligible.
    • Yes
    • No
  • Do you operate your business from a physical location in San Francisco?
    You must have a physical location in San Francisco. Mobile businesses are not eligible for this grant. Home-based businesses with valid permits/licenses to operate and are open to the public/customers are eligible (for example, home-based daycare centers).
    • Yes
    • No
  • Gross Business Revenue
  • Average number of full-time employees at your business (Full-time employees are anyone who works 40 hours or more per week on average. Employees are workers whose earnings are reported to the Employment Development Department (EDD) and receive a W2.)
  • Average number of part-time employees at your business (Part-time employees are anyone who works less than 40 hours per week on average. Employees are workers whose earnings are reported to the Employment Development Department (EDD) and receive a W2.)

Business activity

  • Primary business activity
  • What is your 6-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code?

Business owner's identity

This information does not affect your eligibility or priority for this application. We use it to understand and improve how the City is serving all San Franciscans. This information will be kept private.

  • Do any of these describe your business?
    • Immigrant-owned
    • LGBTQ+ owned
    • Owned by a person with a disability
    • Legacy Business (must be registered on the City registry)
    • Veteran-owned
    • Woman-owned
    • None
  • Business owner's race or ethnicity
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Asian or Asian American
    • Black or African American
    • Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish Origin
    • Middle Eastern or North African
    • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
    • White
    • I prefer not to answer
  • What is your gender?
    • Female
    • Male
    • Genderqueer/Gender non-binary
    • Trans female
    • Trans male
    • Other
    • Prefer not to answer
  • How do you describe your sexual orientation or sexual identity?
    • Bisexual
    • Gay/Lesbian/Same-Gender Loving
    • Questioning/Unsure
    • Straight/Heterosexual
    • Not listed
    • Prefer not to answer

About the flooding damage

  • Date of incident
    • Incidents must have occurred on or after December 27, 2022 and be related to the winter storms.
  • Briefly describe the damage to your business
  • Estimated total damage from flooding
  • Do you have insurance that will cover any of the flooding damage to your business? (Insurance coverage will not affect your eligibility.)
    • Yes
    • No
  • Do you own the building your business is located in?
    • Yes
    • No
  • Does your property owner have insurance that will cover any of the flooding damage to your business location?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not sure
  • Photo upload
    • Upload several photos that clearly show proof of significant damages to your business due to winter storm flooding. Include photos from different angles. We will reach out to you if we need additional photos or other documentation, such as a bid from a contractor to explain the extent of the damages.
  • Upload W-9

Legal terms

To submit the application, you must attest to the following:

  • I acknowledge and agree that if any of the information in this application is untrue or I knowingly make any false or misleading statement or material omission in the information or materials required or requested from me, the City may require me to repay such grant funds or take any other legal or equitable recourse available, including, without limitation, by seeking remedies for fraud.
  • I acknowledge and agree that I will make a good faith effort to and plan on staying in business in San Francisco for at least one calendar year.


Last updated January 24, 2023