KING CITY — City of King is now accepting business assistance applications for those who have been impacted financially by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The funding is provided by the City of King and the State of California CDBG program. The City will be offering grants for up to $10,000 per eligible business. Beginning Feb. 27, businesses who did not apply during Phase I will be allowed to submit applications, which will be processed and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Beginning April 17, if there are remaining funds available, prior grant recipients may apply again for an additional grant of $5,000 that can be used for retrofits, utility payments and/or rent or mortgage payments.

Applications will be accepted until June 15, or until funds have been expended. 

The purpose of the program is to provide grants to small- and medium-sized businesses within the city limits of King City to offset the negative impacts of the Covid-19 Shelter In Place (SIP) order. All funding will be provided in the form of a grant for these businesses who have been impacted. 

Grants strictly for retrofitting or equipment to prevent the spread Covid-19 will be awarded up to a maximum of $10,000. Grants for mortgage/rent or utilities (or any combination of the two) will be paid up to a maximum of $5,000. Grants paid for retrofitting and any combination of rent/mortgage or utilities will be paid up to a maximum of $10,000.

The City is partnering with the El Pájaro Community Development Corporation (CDC) to implement the business assistance grant program. 

Interested applicants are encouraged to visit the City of King website or the El Pájaro CDC website beginning on March 3 to obtain more information and an application, or call City of King at 831-386-5929 or El Pájaro CDC at 831-296-3872.

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