HELP OCEANSIDE BUSINESSES STAY STRONG
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Keep Oceanside Strong
Local businesses need our financial support now more than ever. Required to restrict their operations to minimize the spread of COVID-19, many of our Downtown Oceanside businesses have had to cut staff and close their storefronts, resulting in drastically reduced revenue. Please help our small businesses stay strong until they are able to reopen their physical doors by donating to our Oceanside Strong Fund or purchasing Oceanside Strong merchandise.
MainStreet Oceanside will use donations to the Oceanside Strong Fund and profits from the sale of branded T-shirts and hats designed by Downtown Oceanside screen printer Whitlock Ink to establish the Keep It Local Oceanside Microgrant Program for local businesses.
Required to restrict their operations to minimize the spread of COVID-19, many Oceanside small businesses have had to cut staff as well as close, resulting in drastically reduced revenue and putting them at risk of permanent closure.
According to a recent Main Street America survey of more than 5,800 U.S. small businesses, 1 in 4 small businesses throughout the country could be at risk of closing permanently over the next five months and 1 in 9 in the next two months. Every donation, from $5 to $5,000, will help strengthen our small business community, and all donations to the Oceanside Strong Fund of $25 or more will receive a free Oceanside Strong face mask.
Keep It Local Oceanside Microgrant Program
The Keep It Local Oceanside Microgrant Program is providing $250-$1,000 microgrants to Oceanside small businesses to help them meet their short-term financial needs. Microgrants are available for Oceanside small businesses and nonprofits that meet the following qualifications. To be eligible, local businesses must:
• Earn less than $200,000 a year in gross revenue
• Have an active City of Oceanside business license
• Have 1-5 employees
• Have a brick-and-mortar business in Oceanside, California
Microgrant applications are now closed. A selection panel is reviewing applications and will notify recipients by the end of May. For more information, contact 760-754-4512.