Members of the San Jacinto City Council discussed handing out $52,000 in checks to six troubled businesses in the community with money in the second phase of their COVID-19 economic impact relief funds in their March 15 regular meeting.
“This is a great effort,” Mayor Pro Tem Crystal Ruiz said. “It’s so important for the city to stand up and support our local businesses.”
The city council initially approved 11 other businesses for $95,000 in the relief funds in January, but it left $52,000 in the funds yet to be distributed. The council unanimously approved giving out the rest of the money in a second round to eligible businesses.
Businesses to be eligible for $7,500 to $10,000 grants have to meet certain criteria showing they were in danger of losing their businesses be