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:
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.
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.
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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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, Gumaro@MainStreetOceanside.com.
CONGRATULATIONS to the following MainStreet businesses who received grants from the first phase of the Oceanside Small Business Grant program funded by the City of Oceanside:
Asher Sports Therapy • AxeVentures • B-Bilingual • Bellezza Beauty Salon
Breakfast Club Diner California • Chic Beads • Jitters Coffee • Massage World
Miss Kim's by TBG • Ikigai Artifacts • Poinsettia Center for the Arts (Star Theatre)
Vital Climbing Gym • Illumination Brewing (Kilowatt) • Oceanside Alternative Medicine
Hispanic Services • HOCOA • Coastal Music Studio • First Contempo Insurance
Northern Pine Brewery • Otterlei Gift Shop • Pure Watersports • Rim Talay
Apollo Depot • Bliss Tea & Treats • California Surf Museum
Carla & Linda's Walking Food Tours • Gypsy Soul Dreaming
The Miller's Table • Oceanside Jewelers • Pier View Coffee Co.
Petite Madeline Bakery and Bistro, Inc.
Dija Mara • Elena's French Crepes Cafe • Flourish + Live Well
Flowers by Azalea • The Green Room Pilates • The Hair Parlour
Oceanside Athletic Club • Oceanside Museum of Art
Oceanside Village Massage • Fat Joe's O'side • Whitlock Industries
Alfredo's Mexican Food • Cigar Grotto • 101 Bagels and Subs
Venetos Cucina Italiana • Weddings and Travel
HypeLife Brands • Oceanside Salon and Day Spa