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Duarte Businesses: Apply for COVID-19 Relief Funding Opportunity

The City of Duarte Small Business Grant (SBG) Program is available to local businesses that have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The City is offering grants up to $10,000 to businesses that create or retain jobs for low- and moderate-income persons.

Eligible Businesses

Duarte businesses with less than 500 employees, that were impacted by COVID-19, are one of the following business types and that meet the following criteria are eligible:

  • Restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries, caf√©s, gastropubs, etc.
  • Salons, barbers, and other grooming businesses
  • Gyms, day spas, and fitness studios 
  • Retail and Commercial stores such as consumer goods, electronics and appliances, health and sporting goods, furniture, clothing and shoes, kitchen equipment, books and entertainment stores, music and audio/visual equipment, etc.
  • Active business license in our City
  • No unresolved City, municipal or health code violations
  • Business in continuous operation in our City for at least two years

Ineligible Businesses

List of ineligible businesses

Use of Grant Funds

Grant funds can be used for operational business expenses such as: 

  • Employee payroll; 
  • Working capital to continue operations;
  • Payment of outstanding business expenses; and
  • Adaptive practices needed to remain open (i.e. equipment and supplies for physical distancing). 

How to Participate

Businesses must submit an intake form during the 5-day open application period. After the 5-day period, a lottery will be conducted and selected businesses will be requested to complete an application. The Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) will work with the selected businesses on behalf of the City of Duarte to complete an application form, execute an agreement and provide the grant funds directly to the business owners. 

Timeline and Due Dates 



August 24-28, 2020

Open Intake Period for Eligible Businesses

September 1-15, 2020*

A lottery will be completed to select the number of eligible businesses that the SBG Program can fund.  

September 16-30, 2020*

Selected businesses will complete full applications and grant agreements

October 2020*

LACDA issues grant checks to businesses

 *These dates are subject to change

Submit your intake form starting August 24. The application period will close August 28.

For additional assistance, email Victoria Rocha at