Business Development

SB Grants

San Bernardino American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Grant Program

As part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) initiative, the City of San Bernardino has partnered with the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to offer the Small Business & Non-Profit Training & Grant Program. 

The Training & Grant Program will provide training and funding to small businesses and non-profits needing financial assistance in overcoming the loss of revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All eligible businesses and non-profits are invited to apply. Businesses or non-profits which have previously received alternative sources of funding such as the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan, State, or County of San Bernardino grants are eligible to apply. 

The program is based on the availability of funds, program guidelines and submission of all required information and supporting documentation. Small businesses, including home-based businesses, with a maximum of five hundred (500) employees (full and part-time) and non-profits including 501(c)3 or 501(c)19 with a principal office located within the City of San Bernardino and operating since at least July 2019 may be eligible to receive a working capital grant after attending mandatory training sessions for a full SBDC program (approximately 10 hours) and one (1) mandatory one-on-one consulting session. 

The grant may be used for working capital to cover the day-to-day business operating expenses such as rent/lease payments, mortgage payments, payroll and benefit costs, utility expenses, inventory, Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) or other similar expenses that occur in the ordinary course of operations.

For more information on this program, click here.

SB ARPA Grant Program Information Flyer - English

SB ARPA Programa de Subvenciones - Español