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Funding Opportunities

Financial Relief Resources

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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

Economic Injury Disaster Loans deadline to apply is Dec. 31, 2021.

To learn more about eligibility and apply, click here.

If you have already applied via the streamlined application, please do not resubmit your application.

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.

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