COVID-19 Business Resources

City of San Leandro Small Business Recovery Grants

The City of San Leandro has completed the preliminary application period for $15,000 rent relief grants to qualifying small businesses. Initial applications were accepted until 5PM on Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Targeted businesses were those which were heavily impacted by the pandemic and received little or no financial assistance. To qualify, businesses must be independent, for-profit, brick-and-mortar businesses located in incorporated San Leandro, with 25 or fewer employees. Qualified businesses must have been operating prior to 3/16/2020 and have a lease, or ongoing month-to-month arrangement with a property owner.

Some restrictions applied.

These grants were being provided as a part of San Leandro’s COVID recovery efforts to support businesses and foster community. Thanks to the support of the City Council, San Leandro allocated $750,000 of the City’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding for small business assistance grants.  Through the program, grants of up to $15,000 for around 50 small businesses will be paid to their landlords to cover rent that the applicants owe.  These funds are in addition to nearly $1.7 million in grants issued by the City of San Leandro in conjunction with the County of Alameda.

Recovery Grant Information for Landlords.