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City of Carson Small Business Grant Program

The City of Carson is offering a one-time business assistance grant to businesses in Carson who have been negatively impacted financially by COVID-19 but not have not yet received any type of COVID-19 related assistance from the City.

The City is providing grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 to assist Carson small businesses. To qualify for this grant, businesses must meet the below criteria:
  • Be physically located and have operated in Carson prior to March 15, 2020
  • Have 50 employees or less
  • Be able to demonstrate a decline in revenue due to COVID-19
  • Cannot be a recipient from past City of Carson COVID-19 assistance programs
  • Funds must be used for business-related items and other requirements may apply
Once awarded, grants do not have to be repaid. The City will start accepting applications from Carson small business owners starting October 26. To be added to the interest list, or for any questions, please call 310-952-1778 or email smallbusiness@carsonca.gov and specify the Small Business Grant Program in the subject line.

Additional Resources:

Small Business Grant Program Flyer (English)
Small Business Grant Program Flyer (Spanish)
Press Release dated Oct. 26, 2022
Small Business Grant Program Guidelines and Application (English)
Small Business Grant Program Guidelines (Spanish)
City of Carson
Community Development Department
701 E. Carson St
Carson, CA 90749
(310) 952-1700

Monday – Thursday:
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
(Excluding Holidays)

Contact:
Community Development Department
smallbusiness@carsonca.gov
(310) 952-1778

City Hall Contact

701 E Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 830-7600, 7 AM - 6 PM
Monday - Thursday
24-hour automated: (310) 952-1700

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