On Thursday, May 21, 2020, during a City Council Budget Meeting, the Temecula City Council approved a half million dollars in aid for Temecula Small Business. The program, branded as, “Temecula Assist”, is a Small Business Emergency Relief Grant designated for Temecula business owners coping with the financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Temecula Assist (TA) provides direct relief to business owners in an effort to energize Temecula’s local economic backbone, which are small businesses.
TA is comprised of 2 tracks:
1. Rent Recovery and Job Retention Track:
2. Business Improvement Track:
Application and Selection Process:
Applications and additional program details will be available on the City’s website TemeculaCA.gov/TemeculaAssist starting Tuesday, May 26, 2010 through June 9, 2020. Once the application period closes, applicants will be selected from a lottery process and will then be deemed eligible. Applicants are only able to apply for one grant. Grant funds will be dispersed immediately after completing the underwriting process. Grantees have 6 months to show eligible expenses incurred after June 9, 2020.