Small Business Revitalization Grant



Thank you for your interest in the Small Business Revitalization Grant II Program. 

The application period closed at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, October 26, 2020.  No additional applications will be accepted.

Program Overview

  • Eligible Businesses

    To be eligible, a business must:

    Meet the definition of a small business as defined in California Government Code 14837: (d) (1) (A) “Small business” means an independently owned and operated business that is not dominant in its field of operation, the principal office of which is located in California, the officers of which are domiciled in California, and which, together with affiliates, has 100 or fewer employees, and average annual gross receipts of ten million dollars ($10,000,000) or less over the previous three years.

    Have been allowed to reopen by the State, but ordered to remain closed by the County of Los Angeles Health Officer Order as of September 4, 2020.


    Breweries with no kitchen – Brewery License 23, wineries with no kitchen - Type 2 License, miniature golf parks, batting cage facilities, kart racing centers, and tanning salons.


    Businesses located in the County of Los Angeles, including the City of Los Angeles, are eligible to apply, however, priority will be given to businesses located in the County. See Application and Selection Process tab for more details.

    The physical business address as listed on a business license will be used to qualify the location of the business. If a business does not require a business license, the address listed with the Secretary of State will be used.  If the business is owned by a sole proprietorship and does not require a business license, applicant shall submit an executed business lease or deed to validate business’ location. 


    Businesses that have already received assistance from other Los Angeles County or City of Los Angeles CARES Act or COVID-funded programs, ARE NOT eligible for this Program. Applicant must show that if awarded grant funds, the funds will not be used to cover expenses previously paid with a Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loan. 

  • Grant Details




    Working capital only. Employee payroll, working capital to continue operations, payment of outstanding business expenses, adaptive business practices needed to remain open.

  • Business and Owner Requirements


    • COVID-19 Grant Agreement
    • COVID-19 Statement of Impact
    • 2018 or 2019 Tax Returns
    • Business License
    • Brewery License 23 (if applicable)
    • Wineries - Type 2 (if applicable)
    • IRS Forms 940 or 941 or payroll documentation to verify employee size
    • Organizational documents such as a articles of incorporation and bylaws, operating agreement, fictitious business statement, or other documentation that identifies business principals.


    Applicant must show that business was impacted by COVID-19 through a hardship statement including something about closure and reduction in revenue.


    Business must provide a license showing the business address is located within Los Angeles County, not including the City of Los Angeles.


    Government-issued photo identification for each business owner(s) with 20% or greater ownership interest. All owners will be required to sign the Grant Agreement.


    Business must have an “active” status with the Secretary of State. Please check for active status at:  This requirement does not apply to sole proprietorships or partnerships.


    On the first anniversary of Grant Agreement, grantee shall report what funds were used for, number of employees currently on payroll, and business operational status. 
  • Application and Selection Process


    Applications for this program will only be accepted starting October 22, 2020, 12:00 p.m. through October 26, 2020, 11:59 p.m.


    Priority will be given to businesses within the County of Los Angeles, outside of the City of Los Angeles.

    Should the number of applications received by the LACDA exceed funding available, two application lists will be created - one list with applicants located within Los Angeles County, and another for those located within the City of Los Angeles. 

    Applications will be processed on a first-come first-served basis starting with the list containing businesses in the County of Los Angeles.  Once all applications on the County of Los Angeles list have been processed, the LACDA will then begin to process applications for businesses in the City of Los Angeles.


    The funds being used to fund these grants are extremely time sensitive. Therefore, specific communication timeframes have been defined to ensure all funds are spent within the allowable timeframe.   It is imperative that applicants respond in a timely manner.


    Applicants will be given a maximum of three calendar days to provide any missing information. Failure to provide needed documentation will constitute forfeiture of application.

    It is expected that applicants respond to any communication efforts by LACDA staff within two calendar days of receipt of call or email.  Applicants failure to respond will constitute forfeiture of application.


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Need Additional Help?

Questions on the grant program:
(626) 943-3833 

For technical assistance regarding the application:

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