July 31, 2020
City of Glendale Releases Lottery Results for $2.75 Million in COVID-19 Recovery Grants Funds for Businesses, Renters
Glendale, CA – On July 1, 2020, the Glendale City Council made available $2.75 million in COVID-19 recovery grants to help those facing financial hardship due to COVID-19. Funding was allocated through a combination of local and federal funds, including a local sales tax fund (“Measure S”) approved by Glendale voters last year, and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) for Community Development Block Grant – Coronavirus (“CDBG-CV”). Low-income renters and small businesses were given the opportunity to apply for funding online. During the two-week application period, the City of Glendale received:
- 6,113 applications for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). Funded through CDBG-CV, ERAP will offer up to $1,500 maximum assistance to low-income renter residents of Glendale who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. There will be two rounds of funding that will support a total of 380 households.
- 513 applications for the Small Business Recovery Grant Program. Funded through Measure S, this program will assist 320 small businesses who have 500 or fewer employees with a one-time $5,000 grant for operating expenses. Businesses must be in operation for a minimum of 6 months as of July 1, 2020 and have a commercial location in Glendale.
- 234 applications for the Low-Income Small Business Grant Program. Funded through CDBG-CV, this program will provide 114 small non-essential businesses and restaurants affected by COVID-19 a one-time $5,000 grant to assist with operating expenses. Businesses must employ low-income individuals and have no more than 25 employees, be in operation for a minimum of one year, and have a commercial location in Glendale.
A random lottery was conducted for each program by an independent, third party vendor on July 24, 2020. Staff has reviewed and certified the lists and are making them public at this time.
Applicants may check the status of their application by going to www.waitlistcheck.com where they first applied using the username and password created as part of the application process.
If applicants do not recall their login information, full results for the programs may be viewed by visiting the City of Glendale Main COVID-19 page and clicking on the links for each program.
If the Reference Number associated with an application does not appear on any of these lists, then the applicant was not selected during the lottery process.
Applicants are requested not to reach out staff at this point. Staff will reach out to applicants in the order selected in the lottery over the next few weeks to confirm eligibility and request verification documents.
To learn more about resources available to Glendale businesses and residents, visit www.glendaleca.gov.