Buena Park – Small Business Emergency Relief Grant Program

Buena Park – Small Business Emergency Relief Grant Program

The City of Buena Park has created the Small Business Emergency Relief Grant Program in partnership with the Orange County Small Business Development Center (SBDC), which will provide funding to small businesses needing financial assistance in overcoming the temporary loss of revenue due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  The program is based on the availability of funds, program guidelines and submission of all required information and supporting documentation.  Small businesses with 10 or less employees may be eligible to receive a working capital grant of up to ten thousand dollars ($10,000). The grant may be used for working capital to cover the day-to-day business operating expenses such as payroll expenses, rent/lease payments, mortgage payments, utility expenses, or other similar expenses that occur in the ordinary course of operations.

Applications will be accepted online using this application and at Buena Park City Hall – Economic Development front counter beginning Thursday, May 21 at 8:00 am until Friday, May 22 at 5:00 pm.

The business applicant must prove that their business has been affected by COVID-19 in one of the following ways:

  • The business has been deemed non-essential and has been forced to shut down by the state or local government;
  • Sales from the business are down more than 25% compared to the previous three months (Prior to February 15, 2020);
  • The business has had to lay off at least one of its employees (full- or part-time employee);

One or more of the employees in the business have contracted COVID-19, while at work

The business applicant must meet the following minimum requirements to be considered for grant funding:

  • The business must be physically located in Buena Park; 
  • The business must be located in a commercial or industrial space;
  • The business must have an active Buena Park business license for a minimum of six (6) months;
  • The business must have ten or fewer employees, including the owner;
  • The business must submit the application and all required supporting documentation; 
  • The business must prove they are unable to access capital through alternative sources  (e.g. Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) or Payroll Protection Program (PPP) Loan);
  • The business must be in good standing

Applications available for download in the languages below. Printed applications will be accepted in-person at Buena Park City Hall – Economic Development front counter Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. until Friday, May 22, 2020 at 5:00 p.m Address: 6650 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, CA 90622


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Buena Park – Small Business Emergency Relief Grant Program

Mike Daniel is the network director of the Orange County Inland Empire SBDC Network, which assists aspiring entrepreneurs and current business owners throughout Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties. Mike was formerly the director of the SBDC office at Long Beach City College. As business owner and entrepreneur himself, he started his career as the owner of a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory location in Manhattan Beach and went on to open a second location in Long Beach in 2001. In 2007, Mike sold the Manhattan Beach store for an above-market offer then invested in several additional locations as a minority shareholder. Mike further expanded his candy empire with venture located in Shoreline Village in Long Beach called Sugar Daddies Sweet Shoppe, based on fill-it yourself candy options.

Mike has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton.