OCEANSIDE–On January 6, the Oceanside City Council voted to approve $750,000 in funding for grants to small businesses impacted by COVID-19.
The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce and MainStreet Oceanside will manage the grant program to disburse the funds to eligible Oceanside businesses.
MainStreet will manage a grant program for eligible Downtown businesses, and the Chamber will manage a grant program for businesses citywide (outside of MainStreet’s District).
Eligible businesses include independently owned consumer-oriented businesses engaged in retail sales and consumer/business services located in Oceanside that have been mandated by government action or decree to close or significantly alter their business activity due to COVID-19.
Grants ranging from $1,000 to $7,500 will be awarded based on a standard rubric factoring in business tier and financial impact of COVID-19, on a first come, first served basis. Applications are open to businesses.
To learn about eligibility requirements and apply for the grants, visit www.osidebiz.com.