Economic Relief Grants
Updated July 9, 2020
The City Council has assembled more than $.5 million in federal funds to provide direct relief to businesses and residents. Please see below for an update on each program.
COVID-19 Emergency Small Business Grant Program
The City received 157 interest forms for the Small Business Grant Program. City staff has reviewed all of the interest forms submitted before July 6 and will be contacting the first group of business owners this week that met the initial requirements. If any of those businesses do not wish to participate or do not qualify, City staff will move on to the next group of businesses on the waiting list.
Given the limited federal funding, the City is no longer accepting interest forms for this program. If your business needs financial assistance, the County of Los Angeles announced on July 7 the Los Angeles Region COVID-19 Fund that will provide grants to small businesses. For more information visit www.lacovidfund.org.
Temple City has $90,000 available to support renters affected by COVID-19. The funds will be used to provide 30 households citywide with temporary rent relief grants.
Income-eligible households in Temple City that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19—including through job loss or reduced hours—may qualify for $3,000 rental-assistance grants. The funds will be disbursed in $1,000 installments over a three-month period to the landlord or property management company.
Each applicant must have a current and valid lease agreement signed by the landlord and show proof of lost income due to COVID-19. Grants are not available to residents renting a portion of a house or apartment or residing in a housing unit that is not permitted. Interest forms for rental assistance will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.
To submit an interest form, please click on the link below.