first_imgCommunity News Pasadena to Launch Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program Application period opens Jan. 25 By BRIAN DAY Published on Friday, January 8, 2021 | 4:37 pm Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News 17 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Top of the News center_img STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Pasadena city officials on Friday announced the launch of a new grant program to offer relief to local small business owners who have suffered hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program is being administered in partnership with the Pasadena Community Foundation, which will select recipients and distribute the funds, city officials said in a written statement.It will provide grants of $7,500 to up to 50 qualifying businesses, officials said.Applications will be collected online. The application period will open Jan. 25 and close Feb. 12.PCF Senior Program Officer Kate Clavijo said the program was meant to offer a helping hand to small businesses struggling through the pandemic.“Small businesses are suffering a huge financial burden due to the pandemic, and many don’t have the resources to hold on long term, she said. “PCF is grateful that the City has stepped up to help once again and is counting on the Foundation’s history of grant-making expertise to get that help to the businesses that need it most.”Funds for the grants are coming from the city’s annual Community Development Block Grant allocation, officials said.To be eligible, applicants must own 51% or more of the business, have five or fewer employees, operate out of a street-level storefront in Pasadena and have experienced economic hardship due to the pandemic, according to the city statement.Complete program guidelines are available online at series of information Zoom meetings will be held at noon on Jan. 20, 22, 28 and 30. The meetings can be accessed at more information on the program, Clavijo can be reached at (626) 796-2097 x7 or at [email protected], or Program Officer Mike deHilster can be contacted at (626) 796-2097 x5 or at [email protected] Make a comment CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more