San Mateo County supervisors approve millions in relief for small businesses | News

To support small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, San Mateo County supervisors on Tuesday approved small business relief funds and passed a law that would allow home food sales.

First, the Board of Supervisors allocated $2 million of federal funding for small businesses that have not received other relief funding in the past year.

The 2021 SMC Strong Small Business Assistance Program would provide 200 grants of $10,000 each to qualifying small businesses.

To apply, businesses need to submit a short preliminary application and then grantees will be randomly selected.

This is different from previous grant programs which were administered on a first-come first-served basis, which put some businesses at a disadvantage if they did not have access to digital tools.

To help businesses apply, the county plans to continue partnering with the Peninsula Chinese Business Association and Environmental Innovations to provide door-to-door outreach in multiple…

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