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May 20, 2022

King City offers Covid relief grants for businesses

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. It is estimated that approximately $230,000 will be made available through this program, which will fund roughly 25 to 30 businesses. 

The application period is open from Jan. 17 to 31. Awards will be on a lottery basis, and selection will be notified by Feb. 4.

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 to implement the business assistance grant program. 

Interested applicants are encouraged to visit the City of King website kingcity.com or the El Pájaro CDC website at elpajarocdc.org beginning Jan. 17 to obtain more information and an application, or call City of King at 831-386-5929 or El Pájaro CDC at 831-722-1224.

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