ROTARY DISTRICT 5130 RELIEF FUND BUSINESS GRANT RECOVERY PROGRAM

To apply for the Business Grant Recovery Program, please complete the attached document in its entirety, electronically sign and submit.

Program Goals:

Assist in fire recovery for small businesses in the affected areas of Sonoma, Napa, Lake and Mendocino counties by providing an infusion of funds to allow for re-establishment of business operations. Emphasis is placed assisting agricultural, store front, and home businesses get back into operation and prevention from closure due to losses suffered as a result of the fires.

Program rules:

  • Grants of up to no more than $5,000 will be made based upon demonstrated need.
  • The approved grant does not need to be repaid.
  • A business is only eligible to receive no more than 1 Rotary Business Recovery Grant.
  • The grant may be approved to replace inventory, equipment, tools, uncovered repairs, et al necessary to the re-establishment of the business.
  • Grants cannot replace lost revenues or employee wages
  • Affected businesses that have insurance or have applied for business loans (private or government) are not prevented from applying for the grant.

Process:

* Submit completed and signed Rotary Business Recovery Grant Application to the Rotary District 5130 Fire Relief Fund by either mail to PO Box 2921, Clearlake, CA 95422 or via email to Rotary5130relief@gmail.com

* Business owner will be contacted by a member of the business grant sub-committee who will schedule a site visit to the business and discussion with owner(s)/applicant(s) regarding business needs, how the funds will be used and the impact of the grant on their ability to reopen or continue business operations. The subcommittee will also verify the status of the business prior to the loss associated with the fires.

* The committee will consider the request and assess the viability of the grants funds on allowing the business to remain open or reopen as a result of the grant.

* The business owner will be contacted with the results of their application in a timely manner by a representative of the sub-committee. Business owner will be asked to provide a progress report to the Rotary District 5130 Fire Relief Fund on the status of business operations and the effect of the grant received.

For more information, contact Rotary5130relief@gmail.com