Eleven San Jacinto small-business owners were selected by the city council and staff to receive funds from the $150,000 San Jacinto Small Business Emergency Grant Program.
The grant approval was made by the council during its regular Jan. 19 city council meeting with all five members of the council present during online streaming. The meeting was held online in keeping with the current COVID-19 state and county health department stay at home and social distancing mandates.
The businesses chosen came from a field of 18 applicants for the special grant program that was approved by council during its Nov. 17 meeting providing $150,000 in COVID-19 relief monies. The applying businesses had to meet certain criteria and prove their need for the retention of employees on their payrolls, cre