Can the funding be taken away?
Once approved, businesses will be expected to continue to comply with guidelines issued by the State and County regarding COVID-19 related safety measures. Any complaints received may lead to inspection of the business and loss or reduction of funding awarded.
How much funding can I receive?
Eligible businesses can receive up to $15,000 with demonstrable loss due to COVID-19.
What can I use the funding for?
The funding may be used to purchase or modify your business to offset costs and impacts directly related to complying with COVID-19 related business protocols such as touchless payment options, counter barriers, air filtration upgrades, etc. as well as overhead expenses, rent and utilities, business services (i.e. website development) to increase the capacity of carryout business activities, labor expense (excluding the owner), business inventory and supplies, capital or equipment purchases necessary for business operation, excluding vehicles (cannot exceed $2,000), or to pay for the renewal of a City Business License.
What happens if the funding runs out before I apply?
Applications will be accepted through June 20, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. and will be reviewed and ranked for eligibility and funding award. Late applications will not be accepted. Only the top 26 applications will receive funding.
What if I need help filling out the application?
If you require assistance in completing the grant application, please contact the City of Victorville Economic Development Department at (760) 955-5032 or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org with specific questions.
What is the funding source for these grants?
The funding source is Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) under the CARES Act allocated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).