Apply for a small business grant to help you understand and plan for accessibility improvements

This grant will pay for an inspection of your storefront from a Certified Access Specialist or licensed architect and help small businesses required by landlords to comply with the San Francisco Accessible Business Entrance program.

What to do

1. Check if your business is eligible

Your business must:

  • Be registered in San Francisco
  • Have less than $2.5M in gross revenue 
  • Be required by your landlord to comply with the San Francisco Accessible Business Entrance (ABE) program
  • Be a place of public accommodation (open to the public)
  • Be located on the ground floor in an existing building
  • Not have a pending lawsuit

Your business must also meet at least 1 of these requirements:

2. Gather information for the application

We will ask you for:

3. Gather your family income

Review information to determine whether at least one owner is from a low or extremely-low income household.


4. Apply

The deadline for applications is June 30, 2022 at 5:00 PM PST.

Please read the directions carefully before applying.

Applications will be processed on a rolling basis.

We will ask you a few questions to check if you are eligible for the grant. If you are, you can then apply.

This will take about 15 minutes.

5. What to expect after you apply

We will email you a confirmation.

We will let you know the status of your application by email.

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Office of Small Business

Last updated April 1, 2022