Grants of up to $10,000 will be released to store-front businesses

INDIO – The city of Indio is offering grants of up to $10,000 to eligible store-front businesses in the city to provide emergency cash flow to those struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic.

The application period will run from 12:01 a.m. on March 5, 2021 to 11:59 p.m. on March 15, 2021.  Applications for the Small Business Emergency Assistance Program (SBEAP) will be accepted on a first-come/first served basis, subject to eligibility requirements.

“We have personally witnessed the price our small businesses are paying to stay afloat right now,” said Mayor Elaine Holmes.  “They are integral threads in the fabric of our community, and it was crucial to provide them with the resources we could to make sure that when the pandemic eases, they are still open.”

Independently owned and operated businesses in Indio with a physical storefront location will be eligible for grants up to $10,000.  Independently owned and operated in-home childcare providers in Indio will be eligible for grants up to $5,000.  The city of Indio has set aside $645,000 in general funds for the SBEAP.

For eligibility requirements, a list of supporting documents and other material needed to submit an application, click here after March 1, 2020.

Questions about the application form or process must be submitted prior to application, and can be emailed to


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