Camarillo, California – The City of Camarillo has equipped 351 Camarillo small businesses with a $2,380 business recovery grant, through the Ventura County Community Foundation.
The City of Camarillo’s Business Recovery Grants were mailed on Friday, December 4, with many businesses receiving the grants by Tuesday, December 8. With sales dramatically reduced for many small businesses due to the State’s Stay at Home Order, this grant will assist recipients through what is hopefully the last business closure due to COVID-19.
“It is with great pride that the City of Camarillo holds these reserves and can provide this additional support to our business community,” said City Manager Greg Ramirez. “We hope that businesses are able to reinvest these funds in their business, so that they may be more resilient and prosperous in the years to come.”
In support of Camarillo businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Camarillo City Council approved a $1,000,000 commitment from the City’s general fund reserves for a business recovery grant program, recognizing the unprecedented amount of pressure that the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on local businesses.
Camarillo’s Economic Development Team is available to assist Camarillo businesses, connecting them with recovery resources specific to their business. All inquiries should be directed to the City’s Economic Development Coordinator, Georg Winkler, by calling (805) 388-5369 or by sending an email to [email protected].