For immediate release
July 24, 2020
San Gabriel City to Provide $70,000 in Grants for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
Grants are part of the City’s comprehensive 10-Point Plan for Recovery, Resiliency and Reinvestment
Who: Mayor Denise Menchaca, Vice Mayor Chin Ho Liao, Councilmember Ding, Councilmember Pu
What: San Gabriel City to provide $70,000 in grants for San Gabriel businesses impacted by COVID-19.
Where: In front of San Gabriel City Hall at 425 South Mission Drive, San Gabriel
*Media, please park at the Mission Playhouse parking lot at 325 South Mission Drive, San Gabriel
When: July 28 at 11:00 a.m.
SanGabrielED.com - San Gabriel's Economic Development division website
San Gabriel, CA – On July 28, at a press conference in front of San Gabriel City Hall, the City of San Gabriel will introduce the application process for grants for businesses that have been impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The City will distribute $70,000 to qualified businesses through a random lottery system as part of its new 10-Point Plan. The 10-Point Plan aims to support and strengthen the San Gabriel business community through grants, supplies and resources via the City’s Economic Development Division.

“The businesses in San Gabriel are an important element to what makes San Gabriel such a special place to live, work and play,” said San Gabriel Mayor Denise Menchaca. “The pandemic has really had a devastating effect on business and the economy as a whole, and the City Council is proud to be able to provide these business grants and donated personal protective equipment to help support our businesses during this unprecedented time.”

The press conference will highlight how businesses may apply for relief funding via www.SanGabrielED.com. Business grant guidelines in English, Chinese, Vietnamese and Spanish will be published online on July 28 or sent via mail upon request, and the application will be available on August 3. Applications will be accepted online or via mail, and the deadline to submit is August 28 at 5:00 p.m.

Funding from the program comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) using funding provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).

Officials from the City will also highlight a drive-through event at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse on August 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. where San Gabriel businesses are invited to drive-through and exchange a San Gabriel business card for a business supply kit complete with personal protective equipment, information about the business grant program and other elements of the 10-Point Plan. Businesses may also visit www.SanGabrielED.com for resources and information for businesses.


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City of San Gabriel
Rebecca Gomez, Public Information Bureau
rg112@sgpd.com
Mobile: 626.824.0096
About the City of San Gabriel

The birthplace of the Los Angeles region, the City of San Gabriel features a diverse population of over 41,000 residents. Founded in 1771 and incorporated in 1913, San Gabriel serves as the home of the Mission San Gabriel. The City features a historic core in the Mission District and a vibrant arts and culture scene at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse. For more information about the City of San Gabriel, visit the City’s website at SanGabrielCity.com or blog at InsideSanGabriel.com .
City of San Gabriel

425 South Mission Drive
San Gabriel, CA 91776
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