In August 2020, the City Council launched the City of Beaumont Small Business Assistance Grant Program (BAP) to provide $3,000 in one-time grants to qualified small businesses that could demonstrate business losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. City Council allocated $142,069 for this program. Applications were solicited from September 1 through September 15, 2020, and awards to successful applicants made in October 2020. A total of 24 grants were deemed qualified and $72,000 awarded during Round 1 of the grant program leaving a balance of $70,069 in the program.
Round 2 Grant applications will be accepted from February 1, 2021, through the close of business on February 19, 2021. Grant funds will be disbursed to the successful applicants in March 2021. This is a non-competitive grant with awards being made based on qualifications. First preference will be given to qualified businesses that DID NOT receive a grant in Round 1. A random drawing will be conducted should the number of qualified applicants exceed the funding available.