Recovery Grant Program

At the August 11, 2021 meeting, the Elk Grove City Council approved a total of $4,000,000 of ARPA funding to be made available as grants to businesses in Elk Grove who have experienced negative financial impacts of COVID-19. On September 8, 2021, the Elk Grove City Council adopted the 2021 COVID-19 Business Recovery Grant Program.

Eligible for-profit businesses can apply for grants, which will range between $500 and $15,000, depending on the type of business. The funds can be used by the business to cover items such as: general business operations, payroll expenses, supplier payments, rent payments, PPE, or costs of complying with government requirements (County, State, or Federal).

Applications will be accepted on Monday, October 11, 2021 at 8am through Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 5pm. For more information about the program and to learn how to apply, please view the recorded Technical Assistance Webinar or presentation slides.

The following documents will be required when filling out the application, please have these completed documents on hand prior to starting the application.

Apply for the Business Recovery Grant Program

Once you start the application you will not be able to save and return at a later date. You must complete the entire application during one session. To review the program eligibility requirements and required documentation ahead of time please view the  program guidelines.


Eligible Business Types and Funding Allocation Levels

All businesses must meet these eligibility requirements.

  • Business is currently physically located within the boundaries of the City of Elk Grove in a residence and provides goods and services within the boundaries of Elk Grove.
  • Business is in good standing with the City of Elk Grove (e.g., possess a valid business license and certificate of occupancy where applicable, is in compliance with all applicable zoning and permit requirements, is current on all City bills and obligations, and is not subject to any liens or judgments by the City related to the business).
  • Business is compliant with all City, State, and Federal laws and regulations related to the operation of the business.
  • Business was operational as of March 1, 2020, is still in business at the time of application, and intends to remain open.
  • For businesses with multiple locations, only employment and revenue figures for the Elk Grove location(s) can be used to qualify for a grant under the Program, and all grant funds received must be used only to support Elk Grove business operations. Multiple locations within Elk Grove operating under a single business entity will be considered one business for purposes of the Program.

Home-based Small Business Eligibility Non-targeted Small Business Eligibility Targeted Business Eligibility

Home-based Small Business Eligibility

  • Funding Allocation Level: $500 flat grant amount per qualified business.
  • Business earned $3 million annual gross revenue or less in calendar year 2019; the business must submit tax returns to validate this eligibility criteria.
  • Business had a net revenue loss (defined as gross revenue net of operating expenses) of at least 25% for the calendar year 2020 compared to calendar year 2019; the business must submit tax returns to validate this eligibility criteria.
  • Business employed 20 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) employees or less, as of March 1, 2020.

Non-targeted Small Business Eligibility

Funding Allocation Level: Grant amounts will be a flat amount determined by the 2019 Annual Gross Revenue for each applicant as indicated in the table below.

2019 Annual Gross Revenue Brackets Grant Amount
$1,000 - $100,000 $3,500
$100,000 - $1,000,000 $7,000
$1,000,000 - $3,000,000 $10,500
  • Business earned $3 million annual gross revenue or less in calendar year 2019; the business must submit tax returns to validate this eligibility criteria.
  • Business had a net revenue loss of at least 25% for calendar year 2020 compared to calendar year 2019; the business must submit tax returns to validate this eligibility criteria.
  • Business employed 20 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) employees or less, as of March 1, 2020.

Targeted Business Eligibility

Grant amounts will be a flat amount determined by the 2019 Annual Gross Revenue for each applicant as indicated in the table below.

2019 Annual Gross Revenue Brackets Grant Amount
$1,000 - $100,000 $5,000
$100,000 - $1,000,000 $10,000
$1,000,000 - $3,000,000 $15,000
  • Business had a net revenue loss of at least 25% for calendar year 2020 compared to calendar year 2019; the business must submit tax returns to validate this eligibility criteria.
  • Business employed 40 FTE employees or less, as of March 1, 2020.
  • Eligible business types:
    • Hospitality: includes hotels
    • Entertainment: includes bowling alleys, movie theaters, performing arts, and event venues
    • Restaurants: includes restaurants, bars, coffee, and tea shops
    • Personal services: includes hair salons, nail salons, massage parlors, and fitness studios
    • Daycares: includes adult and child daycares

Business Assistance

The Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce is available to assist business with general questions about the program. Contact EG Chamber at aperry@elkgroveca.com or call (916) 691-3760.

The Capital Region Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is available to provide free assistance and consulting to businesses needing help filling out this application. Contact the SBDC at SBDC@metrochamber.org or call (916) 319-4268.

Language translation services are available upon request. For assistance with Spanish, Mandarin, or Punjabi, please contact the SBDC at SBDC@metrochamber.org or call (916) 319-4268. For all other languages, please email Economic Development staff at econdev@elkgrovecity.org or call at (916) 627-3338, and City staff can coordinate with an on-call translator to assist with any questions.

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