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The City will provide up to $10,000 in CDBG grant funds to eligible businesses.
The City will use a lottery to select businesses to receive the grant in providing grants, if it receives more applications than there is funding.
If additional funding for this program is made available, eligible businesses not receiving funds in the first round will be given priority in the second round. Those businesses which were funded in the first round will not be eligible to receive funding in the second round.
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No, businesses may only submit an application for one of the Temecula Assist programs.
Applications will be accepted from May 26, 2020 through June 9, 2020 at 5 pm via the City’s website TemeculaCA.gov/TemeculaAssist. Applicants may also mail their applications to:
City of Temecula
Temecula Assist: Rent Recovery and Job Retention
Attn: Lynn Kelly-Lehner
41000 Main Street
Temecula, CA 92590
Please note that City Hall is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mailed applications must be received by 5 pm by Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Hand delivered applications cannot be accepted at this time. Email submissions will not be accepted. Questions about this program can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grants may only be used for rent, mortgage, or payroll related expenses incurred on or after June 9, 2020.
Following selection in the lottery, the business will need to confirm program eligibility as set forth in the program guidelines. The business will also need to provide demographic and socioeconomic data for Federal program reporting and documentation.
If during the application review, the application is deemed to be incomplete or lacking adequate detail, the City will provide one week for the business to complete the application before considering the business ineligible.
The business owner must demonstrate that the CDBG funding will be used for different purposes than were provided by the other funding source or that the other funding source was insufficient to meet the existing or current needs.
Yes. This is a requirement of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Application materials are subject to public disclosure, except that personal and financial information will be withheld from disclosure to protect the privacy of the applicants. The information will only be viewed by the City’s program employees and consultants directly working with the grant review process and possibly by a HUD auditor.