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Pasadena Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program Application Portal Now Open

Program will provide up to 50 small businesses with grants of $7,500

Published on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 10:51 am

The city’s Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program application portal is now open.

The program will provide 50 small businesses with grants of $7,500.

“These grants are targeted to very small entrepreneurs who may not have been able to access other grants and loans,” said Chamber of Commerce CEO and President Paul Little.

“For these businesses, many minority- or women-owned, this may be the only support they can find and may mean the difference between remaining open or having to shutter the business,” Little said.

Funds for the program are provided by the city’s annual Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) allocation. The Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF) was chosen by the city to review and select applicants and subsequently disburse grant funds.

The online application portal will close Friday, Feb. 12.

To apply click here

For eligibility criteria, selection process, and complete details, review Program Guidelines.

Interested parties can join staff from PCF and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for any one of four Zoom information sessions on the following dates. Ask questions and receive application assistance.

  • Thursday, Jan.28, at noon
  • Saturday, Jan. 30, at noon

No prior registration is required. Use this link to access either scheduled Zoom info session:

For additional information regarding the Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program, contact PCF Program Officers Kate Clavijo at (626) 796-2097 x7,, or Mike deHilster at (626) 796-2097 x5,

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