Mon. Mar 4th, 2024

Members of the Santa Ana community with small businesses are encouraged to check-out the Small Business Incentive Program.

Grant Amounts for Qualified Business Expenses:

  • Up to $5,000 for businesses with a storefront
  • Up to $2,500 for Santa Ana residents with businesses operating in Santa Ana without a storefront

Criteria for Participation:

  • New Santa Ana business within three years of operation
  • Business License & Certificate of Occupancy
  • Microenterprise with 5 or fewer employees, including the owners
  • Either Income Qualifying or Geographic qualifying

Income qualification:

The business owner is determined to be low-income pursuant to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) family household income requirements.

2018 Income Limits:

  • 1 Person $ 61,250
  • 2 Persons $ 70,000
  • 3 Persons $ 78,750
  • 4 Persons $ 87,450
  • 5 Persons $ 94,450
  • 6 Persons $ 101,450
  • 7 Persons $ 108,450
  • 8 or More Persons $ 115,450

Geographic qualification:

City staff will determine if your business serves at least 51% Low to Moderate Income residents based on its proximity to neighborhoods and the goods/services it provides.



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