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Indio small business assistance grant program to open March 5

Application website will be live with instructions, Tuesday March 2

The City of Indio is offering grants of up to $10,000 to eligible Indio businesses in an effort to provide emergency cash flow to those struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic. The application period will run from 8:00 a.m. on March 5, 2021 to 11:59 p.m. on March 15, 2021. Applications for the Small Business Emergency Assistance Program (SBEAP) will be accepted on a first-come/first served basis, subject to eligibility requirements.

“We have personally witnessed the price our small businesses are paying to stay afloat right now,” said Mayor Elaine Holmes. “They are integral threads in the fabric of our community, and it was crucial to provide them with the resources we could to make sure that when the pandemic eases, they are still open.”

Independently owned and operated businesses in Indio with a physical storefront location will be eligible for grants up to $10,000. Independently owned and operated in-home childcare providers in Indio will be eligible for grants up to $5,000. The City of Indio has set aside $645,000 in general funds for the SBEAP.

For eligibility requirements, a list of supporting documents and other material needed to submit an application, go to: www.indio.org/indiobusassist after March 1, 2020.

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