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Technical Assistance Mini Grant Program#

Small Business

The Community Development & Neighborhood Services Department is awarding mini grants to small businesses and non-profits with 50 or fewer employees going through the Building or Development Review process to provide them with technical assistance. This funding is from the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and is intended to help support our local business community recovery from the effects of COVID-19. 


Programa de pequeñas subvenciones de asistencia técnica#

Small Business

El Departamento de Desarrollo Comunitario y Servicios Vecinales está otorgando pequeñas subvenciones a pequeñas empresas y organizaciones sin fines de lucro con 50 empleados o menos que se encuentran en el proceso de Revisión de Construcción o Desarrollo para brindarles asistencia técnica. Esta financiación proviene de la Ley del Plan de Rescate Estadounidense (ARPA) federal y está destinada a ayudar a respaldar la recuperación de nuestra comunidad empresarial local de los efectos del COVID-19.


Frequently Asked Questions#

How much funding can I receive?

Each approved business or non-profit can receive a maximum of $3,000 to $7,500 for qualifying services depending on the development review application type. Recipients must use awarded assistance funds by Dec. 15, 2023. 

What types of Development Review and Building applications are eligible?

Funds must be used towards projects that are applying for one or more of the following processes: 

  • Building Permit
  • Change of Use and/or Tenant Finish
  • Basic Development Review (BDR)
  • Major Amendment (MJA)
  • Minor Amendment (MA)
  • Addition of Permitted Use (APU)
  • Project Development Plan (PDP)
  • Final Development Plan (FDP)
  • Minor Subdivision
When will I find out if I have received funding?

Applicants will be notified by staff within 2 weeks of submitting their mini grant application.

Who should I contact with questions?

If you have questions about the Technical Assistance Mini Grant Program or would like help in filling out the application, please email Katelyn Puga at 

Are there other programs and incentives available to small businesses?