Small Business Recovery Grants Program Completion
The Small Business Recovery Grants Program became a great success. Using Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, the Town of Moraga issued 50 recovery grants to small businesses. The Town of Moraga issued a grand total of $250,000.00 to the local small business community.
The Town of Moraga’s ARPA Business Recovery Grant Program will provide a one-time grant for up to $5,000 to impacted small businesses that experienced economic hardship from the pandemic to assist with economic recovery. To qualify for a Business Recovery Grant, businesses must be independently owned and operated with a storefront or other physical space in Moraga and have no more than twenty (20) employees as of March 1, 2022. Businesses operating from the home (Home Occupations) are eligible for grant funding. Chain stores (three or more stores owned by one company and selling the same merchandise) not owned by an independent franchisee and corporations are not eligible for grant funding.
To qualify, small businesses must provide information on how they were impacted by the pandemic which could include: decreased revenue; increased costs; challenges covering payroll, rent or mortgage, utilities, and other operating costs; or capacity to weather financial hardship.
Reimbursement of the following costs incurred on or after March 3, 2021 are eligible expenses for up to a maximum of $5,000 in grant funding:
Business Recovery Grants shall be awarded on a first come, first served basis pending the availability of funds. Grant funding is limited and is due to expire on March 30, 2023. Please complete this application and submit it via email to Planning@Moraga.ca.us; or drop it off/mail it to: Town of Moraga, Planning Department, 329 Rheem Boulevard, Moraga CA 94556.
Contact the Town of Moraga Planning Department with questions 925-888-7040.
Microbusiness and Non-Profit COVID-19 Relief
$2,500 grants from the California Governor's Office are available for microbusinesses and non-profit organizations.
Grant program extended through August 12, 2022 at 5:00 pm.