Apply for a Shared Spaces equity grant

Get reimbursed for up to $2,500 of work on your Shared Space. Use the funds for materials or services to bring your Shared Space into compliance with requirements for a legislated Shared Spaces permit.

What to do

1. Gather information about your business

We will ask you about:

  • Your business or organization location
  • The total cost of your Shared Space upgrades (including materials, labor, and consulting)
  • Any past City grant funds you received 
  • The type of services or materials you want to be reimbursed for 

For individual businesses, we will also ask:  

  • Your type of business
  • Your Business Account Number (BAN) (Your BAN is a 7-digit number. You can look it up.)
  • Number of full-time and part-time employees
  • Total gross receipts from July 1 to September 30, 2019 and from July 1 to September 30, 2020 

You can also tell us your business owner demographic information.

2. Start your application

The Shared Spaces permit holder must fill out the application. 

You will also agree to our legal terms. 

It will take about 20 minutes.

Shared Spaces has partnered with SF New Deal to support small businesses throughout the compliance process. SF New Deal is a local non-profit organization that provides supportive services and financial opportunities to small businesses in San Francisco. SF New Deal will be administering Shared Spaces Equity Grants and supporting small businesses as they navigate the design compliance and grant processes and work to transition to the Shared Spaces legislated program. Please reach out to the SF New Deal call center at (415) 480-1245, or email, if you need support or have any questions regarding grants, the Shared Spaces legislated permit process, spending verification, or any other topics for which you require clarification. 

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Last updated September 23, 2022