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City of Pico rivera Small Business Grant program

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Application Deadline: April 14, 2022 by 5p.m

The City of Pico Rivera’s Business Grant Program offers one-time $10,000 grants to eligible businesses to help them create jobs, retain jobs, and offer quality services to the residents of Pico Rivera.  Grant funds may be used for overhead expenses, rent, utilities, business services such as web site development to increase capacity, necessary equipment to continue business operations, among others. Businesses are not expected to pay back grants.

The program is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as eligible under Sections 105(a)17 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. 


To be eligible, businesses must meet all requirements for the program.

This is a competitive grant and eligibility does not guarantee award of funds.

Eligibility requirements are outlined below:

  • Business must be physically located within Pico Rivera City limits
  • Business has a current business license, in good standing in the City of Pico Rivera
  • Business must employ approximately 20 or less employees, including the owner(s)
  • Business has been operational at least six (6) months
  • Business does not have existing municipal code violations
  • Business must disclose whether it has received COVID-19 relief funding from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Economic
  • Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), the County of Los Angeles, the State of California, or the City of Pico Rivera. If a business received federal, state, county, or private funding, it is still eligible to receive City grant funds. However, businesses must not have been a grant recipient from the City of Pico Rivera in the last 24 months.
    Business has or will obtain a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number. Staff from Avant-Garde may assist in obtaining this.
  • Meet one of the following criteria below:
    • The service activity of the business is primarily residential, where at least 51 percent of the residents are LMI persons, and the business’ services meet the needs of the service area residents. If the commercial district is composed of stores and businesses that serve local customers that meet the LMI then it qualifies OR
    • Currently employ and retain or will create at least 51% full-time equivalent positions with low-and moderate-income (LMI) persons or in the case of staff turnover, have the identified position filled by LMI person (see details below) and demonstrate that without grant assistance the job would be lost

Application Procedure

For an application to be considered complete, all listed documents must be submitted.

☐          Completed and signed application

☐          Attachment A, Attachment B1, OR Attachment B2 and all supplemental required documents for these attachments

☐          Form W-9 Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification

☐          2021 Tax Return, if available

☐          2020 Tax Return

☐          Profit and Loss Statement for 2020 and 2021

☐          Payroll Records for 2020 and 2021 (e.g. 941 Returns)

☐          Utility records, if requesting funds for utility reimbursement

☐          Rent or mortgage statements, if requesting funds for reimbursement

☐          Proof of purchase of PPE or proposed cost of PPE, if requesting funds for reimbursement

☐          Documentation supporting economic impact that has resulted from COVID-19 (details of economic impact, e.g. revenue loss, production and employee hours, layoffs, furloughs, modified business hours, etc.)

☐          Quarterly Contribution Return and Report of Wages Form DE 9C

Official Website: City of Pico rivera Small Business Grant program

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