Disaster Related Cash Grants

Disaster Related Cash Grants



The County of Los Angeles is launching the Small Business Rent Relief Project. This round of funding will utilize American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 funds, that will provide rental assistance to qualified small businesses tenants in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County of up to $40,000 who have been unable to pay rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The minimum grant amount is $5,000 and the maximum is $40,000.


The application portal will open at 8:00am Wednesday, November 17, 2021 and will close at 5:00pm one week later, on Sunday, November 28, 2021. The week of December 6, 2021 a live lottery will take place for each prioritization tier. On December 13, 2021 Applicants selected in the lottery will be given 15 days to upload and submit all application documents.


Prioritization is based on an equity lens. The equity lens will use the COVID-19 Vulnerability and Recovery Index (Index) which identifies communities most in need of immediate and long-term pandemic and economic relief interventions based on relative risk using indicators that assess risk factors for COVID-19 infection, vulnerability to severe outcomes if infected, and ability to recover from the health, economic, and social impacts of the pandemic. The Index stratifies communities into five need tiers, ranging from highest to lowest need. The percent of funds to be distributed per tier are: 40%-Highest Need, 35%-High Need, 20%-Moderate Need, 3%-Low Need, and 2%-Lowest Need. Applications will be sorted by tier and a lottery will be held for reach tier to determine ranking order.


Eligible small businesses must have annual total gross revenues of no more than $1 million (verified by 2020 tax return).

- Must have an annual average number of nine or fewer full-time equivalent employees (verified by Q3 2020 IRS Form 941).
- Business must be open at time of application submittal.
- Businesses must be located at the same brick and mortar location at a minimum of 24 months as of June 22, 2019.
- Demonstrate a gross revenue loss of at least 25% over a 12-month period falling at least in part within the period of the County's COVID-19 emergency order as verified by a signed Statement of Impact attestation.
- Business must provide a business license showing business address reflecting business is located within the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County.
- Businesses that have already received assistance from other Los Angeles County ARP Act-funded projects, ARE NOT eligible for this Project.

For full eligibility and excluded business details, please see:


-English Flyer, visit: http://ndconline.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Small-Business-Rent-Relief-LA-County-FINAL-DIGITAL.pdf

-Spanish Flyer, visit: http://ndconline.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Small-Business-Rent-Relief-LA-County-DRAFT-V2-Spanish.pdf

-Guidelines in English, visit: http://ndconline.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/LA-COUNTY-RECOVERS-Project-Guidlines-FINAL.pdf

-Guidelines in Spanish, visit: http://ndconline.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/SPANISH-LA-COUNTY-RECOVERS-Project-Guidlines.pdf

-FAQs in English, visit: http://ndconline.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/LA-COUNTY-RECOVERS-FAQs-FINAL.pdf.

-FAQs in Spanish, visit: http://ndconline.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/SPANISH-LA-COUNTY-RECOVERS-FAQ-V2.pdf

Unincorporated LA County Mapping Tool:

For more information on the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County, please visit:https://lacounty.gov/government/about-la-county/unincorporated-areas/
APPLICATION PROCEDURE Apply online by visiting, https://ndconline.org/small-business-lending/california/lacsbrr/.

Please contact the grant administrator at LACountySBRR@ndconline.org or call toll free number 626-210-4500, Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 6:00pm PST. FEES/PAYMENT SOURCE Not applicable
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(833) 238-4450 (Coronavirus Business and Worker Disaster Help Center) (833) 223-7368 (Rent Stabilization Counselors)

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