The San Jacinto City Council unanimously approved individual $5,000 to $10,000 grants to as many as 30 qualified small businesses to stave off pending closures or help them with measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus in their shops or restaurants.
The approval came in the Tuesday, Nov. 17, regular council meeting.
The $150,000 funding for the San Jacinto Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program comes in part from the federal coronavirus relief fund. San Jacinto was eligible for coronavirus relief in the amount of $630,049, choosing to use it to improve business retention and expansion keeping with the requirements of the CARES Act.
The larger portion of the funds went to community partners such as Mt. San Jacinto College, the San Jacinto Unified School District an