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LA County Cash Grants to Businesses Now Receiving Applications!

Cash grants awarded between $2,500 and $25,000 to micro and small businesses and nonprofits in Los Angeles County.
January 31, 2023 – LA County’s Department of Economic Opportunity offers more than $54 million in cash grants to the business and nonprofit community. Sponsored through the County of Los Angeles, the Department of Economic Opportunity has designed the Economic Opportunity Grant (EOG) Program with a phased-in and multi-round application process.
Microbusinesses with less than $50,000 in annual gross revenue can now apply for grant awards between $2,500 and $25,000 with Phase 1.

Grants for small businesses with annual gross revenue exceeding $50,000 and nonprofit organizations will be available in Phase 2, opening in late February 2023.

Phase 1: Microbusinesses
Available Now!
Phase 1 will only allow microbusinesses with less than $50,000 in annual gross revenue that have been the hardest hit in the pandemic to apply to the first round offering $2,500 grants. These grants are funded in part through the California Office of the Small Business Advocate. Additional rounds will be determined based on funding availability.

Application is open until February 23 or until funds are expended, so apply now!

Phase 2: Small Businesses and Nonprofits
Available February 23, 2023 Grants in Phase 2, funded by the American Rescue Plan (ARPA), will award $15,000 or $20,000 to small businesses and $20,000 or $25,000 to nonprofit organizations. Phase 2 will continue to include microbusinesses throughout the County and will expand to small businesses and nonprofit organizations on February 23, and run at least through May 20, 2023, or when available funds are expended.

Grant sizes will be based on the applicant’s revenue size. Application for Phase 2 will be available late February 2023.

To apply or to learn more about the Economic Opportunity Grant Program, please visit

For more information, contact the City of Monterey Park Economic Development Division at (626) 307- 1385 or econdev@montereypark.ca.gov.

Fund Established to Support Victims and Families of the January 21 Shooting, City Continues the Work

The City of Monterey Park has partnered with the California Community Foundation to establish the Monterey Park Victim & Family Support Fund to provide assistance to the victims, their families and the Monterey Park community in healing from the tragic events of January 21, 2023.

To make a secure, tax-deductible donation online, visit https://www.calfund.org/monterey-park-victim-family-support-fund/. You may also send checks payable to the California Community Foundation, noting that the donation is earmarked for the Monterey Park Victim & Family Support Fund. Checks should be mailed to:

California Community Foundation
717 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

The City of Monterey Park continues to be committed to providing mental health support and healing to residents. Free and multilingual resources, including legal advice, mental health and wellness support in seven languages, and referrals to other organizations and government agencies can be found on the City’s dedicated resource webpage at http://www.montereypark.ca.gov/HealMPK

Additionally, Chinatown Service Center continues to offer multilingual drop-in counseling and services at the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library. The schedule is available at http://www.montereypark.ca.gov/HealMPK.

The Bruggemeyer Library is located at 318 South Ramona Avenue, Monterey Park, 91754. Library hours are Tuesday and Wednesday, 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; and Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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