Deadline extended for Shared Spaces compliance grants

​​​​​​​Get help paying for your Shared Space improvements
March 11, 2022

The City will give grants of up to $2,500 for business owners who need to do a project or projects to bring their Shared Space into compliance with new guidelines. 

Grants can be used for materials or professional services.

You must be operating a Shared Space and intend to apply for a permanent Shared Spaces permit. 

Grant funds will be prioritized based on applicants that are: 

  • In areas hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic with high rates of COVID cases and deaths
  • In priority geographies based on the Areas of Vulnerability
  • In established Cultural Districts
  • Registered as Legacy Businesses
  • Below $2.5M in gross receipts in last reported tax year
  • Not already receiving grants through other City grants programs like SF Shines    

Submit an application by April 30, 2022.

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Use outdoor places like sidewalks, streets, and open lots for public and business activities. San Francisco businesses can get a permanent Shared Spaces permit.

Read more about the program


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