In the aftermath of the recent snowstorms that have ravaged the San Bernardino Mountains, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors has unanimously agreed to a grant program to help impacted businesses get back on their feet.
The ‘Mountain Small Business Grants Snow Response Program’ will provide a one-time $3,000 grant to mountain businesses and non-profits with 50 or fewer employees. Larger businesses with over 50 but fewer than 500 employees are eligible for a grant of $15,000 to support recovery efforts.
The funds, which are aimed at supporting businesses with rent and utility costs, will be offered to qualifying businesses with brick-and-mortar locations in the affected region. To qualify, businesses must have been operating prior to February 27.
“The recent snowstorm had devastating impacts for many businesses in the mountains. These grants will help them to recover financially as they work to reopen to serve the community. I will continue working hard to obtain additional resources for our mountain businesses and residents,” said Supervisor Dawn Rowe.
Applications for the program will be available from April via snowinfo.sbcounty.gov/. This initiative will provide much-needed relief to businesses in the area, aiding them as they continue to rebuild and serve their communities.