Councilmember Curren Price (File photo)

The City of Los Angeles is proud to announce that applications are now open for Round 3 of the City of Los Angeles Comeback Checks Program, which will provide $5,000 grants to 5,000 eligible businesses impacted by COVID-19.  

The grant program is designed to promote economic recovery for small businesses, especially in disadvantaged communities hard-hit by the pandemic. So far, more than 2,300 small businesses have been awarded grants.  

“South LA’s small and minority-owned businesses are in recovery mode. Grants from the Comeback Checks represent an opportunity to restore economic losses incurred during the pandemic. It is imperative that CD9 businesses apply for this program as part of our efforts to revive our community’s small businesses,” said Councilmember Curren Price, who represents Council District 9.  

To continue to support the small business community, Mayor Eric Garcetti and the City Council, through the 2021-2022 budget process, allocated American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to implement a series of pandemic recovery programs, including the Comeback Checks Program. More small businesses are encouraged to apply. 

Grant recipients will be selected through a weighted lottery process, with final award recommendations based on the availability of funds, program guidelines, submission of all required information, and supporting documentation.  

Grant funds may only be used for allowable costs incurred on or after March 3, 2021. The program is administered by the City of LA’s Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD).  

“The Comeback Checks grant program provides a much-needed boost for the City’s mom-and-pop shops, local restaurants, and small businesses to rebound. Angelenos are resilient, and these grants offer our small businesses financial support to fortify and propel their journey toward economic recovery,” said EWDD General Manager Carolyn Hull. 

For information about eligibility requirements and to apply, visit Round 3 applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022.