The Town of Corte Madera has partnered with the Corte Madera Chamber of Commerce and the County of Marin to create the Corte Madera Small Business COVID-19 Disaster Relief Fund. The goal of this relief fund is to help small businesses sustain their operations as we continue to push through this pandemic and adapt to the mandates that have been put in place.
Corte Madera understands that businesses have been largely impacted by COVID-19 and the limitations that have come about due to the necessary health and safety precautions the County of Marin has been taking through the Shelter in Place Orders. This relief fund is intended to assist qualified small businesses pay for immediate operational costs, including but not limited to rent, payroll, utilities and loan payments.
In order to be eligible for a grant from this relief fund, the small business must meet the following qualifications:
- Operate in Corte Madera under a current, Town business license
- Have had a Corte Madera business license for more than one calendar year
- Have no more than 26 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees (not including business owners) in all locations operating under the same business name (the total should include FTE employees in all locations within and outside of Corte Madera) as of January 1, 2020
- Not have an independent fundraising effort currently established (this includes GoFundMe)
At this time, home office-based businesses do not qualify. Additionally, independent contractors that share a physical location, whether it is a personal or business service, under a single name (e.g. a single salon or an architectural practice) do not qualify. However, the primary business operator can apply for a grant that if approved, would then have to be shared by all independent contractors sharing that physical location.
Please note that your business can be open or closed. As long as you meet the above qualifications, you can apply. The Town of Corte Madera will allocate one grant of $1,000 per business, on a first come, first served basis. We are accepting electronic applications only. To access the fillable PDF application from our website, please click here.
Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that all applications will be reviewed by the Administration and Finance Departments of the Town of Corte Madera. If you have any questions regarding the Corte Madera Small Business COVID-19 Disaster Relief Fund, please do not hesitate to call (415)927-5050.