What to do
We are no longer accepting applications.
1. Check if your business is eligible
Your business must:
- Be a for-profit business
- Have been in operation full-time since at least September 16, 2019
- Have less than $2.5 million in gross annual receipts in 2018 or 2019
- Have closed or seen a 25% decline in revenue during the coronavirus outbreak
- Follow the Stay home public health order and guidance for businesses
- Have a commercial storefront
2. Prepare your documents
You will need to upload these documents to apply:
- Completed and signed W-9
- SF business license and registration
- Your commercial lease (if available)
If your business is essential and still open, you must show proof of a 25% decline in revenue in a 30-day period in 2020 compared to 2019 or 2018. You can prove this with bank statements, tax documents, or a report from your accounting software or point of sale system.
3. Start your application
We will ask you about your identity, business details, and the impact of coronavirus on your business.
4. If you get a mini-grant
You should enroll in at least 2 virtual learning opportunities that support your business.
We have mini-grants available for some other neighborhoods. See available mini-grants for businesses affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
We also have a mini-grant fund for 100% women-owned businesses in San Francisco. Women-owned businesses in these neighborhoods may only apply for one mini-grant.
Last updated June 30, 2022