GOOD NEWS! On January 6, 2021, the Oceanside City Council voted to approve $700,000 in funding for grants to small businesses impacted by COVID-19.



Grant funds will be awarded to businesses on a priority basis according to the following tiers as well as through demonstration of financial injury shown on Profit and Loss Statements submitted for review:

Tier 1 

Independently owned businesses located in Oceanside that opened prior to March 15, 2020 have been mandated by government action or decree to close or significantly alter their business activity due to COVID-19.

Tier 2

Independently owned businesses located in Oceanside that opened after March 15, 2020 and have been mandated by government action or decree to close or significantly alter their business activity due to COVID-19 - AND - independently owned businesses located in Oceanside that can demonstrate that their businesses have been significantly affected by government action or decree but have not been ordered to alter business practices other than requirements related to reducing occupancy and observing social distancing.

Tier 3 

Business that are located in Oceanside, are home-based* or are part of a national and/or regional franchise and have been mandated by government action or decree to close or significantly alter their business activity due to COVlD-19. *Short term vacation rental businesses are not eligible


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.

In order to maintain transparency for this program, business names, grant amounts and terms will be public information.


The grant application timeline will commence upon execution of professional services agreements with MainStreet Oceanside and the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce and will close when funds are expended.


Businesses within the MainStreet Oceanside District can apply through MainStreet Oceanside's application. All other Oceanside businesses may apply here.




Is my business eligible if we opened in 2020?
Yes! While most programs have excluded new businesses, the Oceanside Small Business Grant program recognizes that these businesses need help as well.

Is my business eligible if we received a grant from the City of Oceanside in 2020?
Yes, previous grant recipients are eligible for additional funding.

When will my application be reviewed? When will grants be disbursed?
We anticipate that we’ll be reviewing applications in early February, with disbursements to begin in February and March.

Is there a deadline to apply?
There is no official deadline to apply, but we suggest applying right away, as the funds will go quickly and are available on a first come, first served basis.

How can I get my questions answered or assistance with my application?

Contact Gumaro Escarcega, Main Street Program Manager at

Si necesita asistencia en español para completar su aplicación tenemos personal disponible. Si su negocio está localizado en el centro de Oceanside, contacte a Gumaro Escarcega,



CONGRATULATIONS to the following MainStreet businesses who received grants from the 2021 Oceanside Small Business Grant program funded by the City of Oceanside:

Acupuncture & Massage of Oceanside • All American Barber Inc • Apollo Depot

AxeVentures Oceanside LLC • Bellezza • Bliss Tea and Treats

Book That Event, LLC • Breakwater Brewing Co.

California Surf Museum, Encinitas • Carla and Linda's Walking Food Tours

Carmen's Classic Styles and Cuts • Carte Blanche Bistro & Bar

Century 21 Mission • Chic Beads Inc • Coastal Music Studios

Fitness Quest Nutrition • FIRST CONTEMPO INSURANCE

Fugu Ice Cream and Taiyaki • Miller’s Table

HISPANIC SERVICES • HOCOA • HypeLife Brands LLC • Ikigai Artifacts Co

Kilowatt Brewing • Jitters Coffee Pub • Kurve Beauty Studio • Le Citron

Little Louie's Gift Store • Living Tea Brewing Co. • Manning Alterations

Massage World  • Mission Ave Bar and Grill

Mission Dental Care • Dija Mara • North County Surf Academy

Northern Pine Brewing • Oceanside Alternative Medicine & CBD Store

Oceanside Athletic Club • Oceanside Jewelers

Otterlei Coastal • Panels Comic Book Coffee Bar, LLC

Petite Madeline Bakery • Pier View Coffee Co.

Star Theatre Company • Fat Joe’s • REVIEWBUZZ, INC.

Sandy Toes Gift Store • Seaborne Coffee • Senor Grubbys

The Cup • The Hair Parlour • The Switchboard Restaurant

The T-shirt Factory • VITAL Climbing Gym • Whitlock Industries

Bare Brush Tan • Oceanside Theatre Company

Elena's French Crepes café • Rosewood Kitchen

Flourish + Live Well • MadStrange • Alfredo's Mex Enterprise

Ocean Village Massage • Adobe by Jess Vargas • Rais Case

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