Temecula to offer $500K in small business COVID-19 emergency relief grants

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Temecula city councilmember Zak Schwank proposed that the city come up with a relief program related to the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on local businesses during a May 12 meeting of the city council. On Monday, May 25, the city announced a grant program of up to $500,000 that business could apply for starting Tuesday, May 26. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Jeff Pack Staff Writer The city of Temecula on Monday, May 25 announced the approval of $500,000 in aid for Temecula small businesses through the city’s Temecula Assist program.  The Small Business Emergency Relief Grant was approved by the city council during the Thursday, May 21 budget meeting and is designated for small business owners in Temecula.  The grant program is to help those business owners cope with the financial effects relating to the COVID-19 pandemic and applicants can begin the process on Tuesday, May 26.  The effort of the city to help small businesses directly was first proposed by councilmember Zak Schwank during a May 12 morning council meeting. “I think we value our businesses, we value our nonprofits, and rather than just stating it, let’s p
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