Financial Relief Resources
SLO County and its cities are set to receive $85M in federal COVID relief funds, with the City of Paso Robles receiving $6.05M as our portion. There are some restrictions on how the funds can be spent and when we receive the funds, but it is more flexible than last year’s CARES Act funding. City staff will be returning to Council for discussion on that funding allocation at a future meeting.
Paso Robles Economic Recovery Package
Council allocated $235,000 in General Funds for three economic recovery and business assistance measures:
- $60k for maintaining parklet infrastructure through June
- $100k for propane heating assistance
- $75 for Economic Recovery, such as a Buy Local campaign, micro-grants, or other measures as determined by local business input
If additional pandemic funding becomes available, General Funds would be replenished if allowable.
SBA COVID-19 Resources
Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Application Portal is Now Open
This program includes over $16 billion in grants to shuttered venues, to be administered by SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance.
Eligible applicants may qualify for grants equal to 45% of their gross earned revenue, with the maximum amount available for a single grant award of $10 million. $2 billion is reserved for eligible applications with up to 50 full-time employees.
The application window will remain open until funds have been fully exhausted.