Mountain Small Business Grant

About the Program

Program is assisting small businesses and non-profits that were impacted by the winter storm events.

Eligible small businesses and non-profits located in unincorporated areas of the County can apply.

  • checkedBusinesses with 50 or fewer full-time employees are eligible for a one-time $3,000 grant.
  • checkedBusinesses with a workforce greater than 50 but fewer than 500 employees are eligible for a one-time $15,000 grant.

Online applications will be accepted starting April 7, 2023.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Were in operation on or before February 27, 2023.
  2. Meet the full-time employee Requirements.
    • Businesses with 50 or fewer full-time employees
    • Businesses with a workforce greater than 50 but fewer than 500 employees
  3. Have a brick-and-mortar location in the San Bernardino Mountains that was used by employees and/or customers.
  4. Was not a home-based business.
  5. Was located in an unincorporated area within San Bernardino County where the extreme weather event and snowfall impacted operations, resulting in closure of the roads to access the business.
    • Businesses engaged in illegal activities are ineligible
    • Businesses engaged in gambling are ineligible
  6. Was operating in full compliance with all local, state and federal regulations and laws.

*Small business is as defined as follows.

  • Has fewer than 500 employees

*Nonprofit organization means any corporation, trust, association, cooperative, or other organization, not including Institution of Higher Education, that:

  • (1) Is operated primarily for scientific, educational, service, charitable, or similar purposes in the public interest;
  • (2) Is not organized primarily for profit; and
  • (3) Uses net proceeds to maintain, improve, or expand the operations of the organization.

How to Apply

To apply, applicants would be required to upload the following documentation for consideration:

  1. IRS Form W-9
  2. Most recent business tax return filing
  3. Most recent Payroll Statement indicating number of employees
  4. Photo of the business storefront or physical location

Online application coming soon!