SF announces financial stimulus grants for small businesses – NBC Bay Area

The San Francisco Office of Economic Development and Workforce on Friday announced financial stimulus grants available to small businesses.

The series of grants will provide funding to enable small businesses to make storefront and accessibility improvements.

This will include professional design services such as architects, engineers and reimbursements for certified access specialists to assess the physical space of a storefront and help guide improvements.

The grants will be rolled out in two phases. In the first phase, the city will provide grants to storefronts for engineering design services. In the second phase, grants will be awarded to companies that have a plan in place to implement improvements.

The San Francisco Office of Economic Development and Workforce plans to distribute grant funds this summer.

San Francisco has allocated more than $63 million in stimulus grants and loans to support more than 3,300 small businesses, city officials said.

For more information about available grants and how to apply for a grant, small businesses can visit sf.gov/storefronts, call (415) 554-6134, or email [email protected]

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