Stand Strong Reopening Assistance Program

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Get the Help You Need to Reopen

In an effort to help small businesses prepare to reopen as quickly and safely as possible under the guidelines of Los Angeles County and the State of California, the Lancaster City Council has enacted the Stand Strong Reopening Assistance Program.  The program is designed to lessen the costs of reopening for small businesses, save business owners time and effort sourcing hard-to-find supplies, and keep our community safe as we reopen our economy.

What is it?

Under the Stand Strong Reopening Assistance Program, the City of Lancaster will work to provide small businesses with the supplies and equipment they need to reopen safely, free of charge.  It is anticipated that needs for most businesses will include some of the following items, many of which can be difficult to source amidst ongoing shortages:

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Face masks
  • Latex gloves
  • CDC-approved cleaning products
  • Paper towels
  • Plexiglass shields

The program has the flexibility to provide additional supplies and equipment as appropriate and necessary.  Please indicate any additional needs in your application.

Who is eligible?

To qualify for the program, a business must:

  • Be an independent, locally-owned small business whose primary business operation is located within the Lancaster City limits
  • Have one or more brick-and-mortar locations subject to the public health guidelines put in place by Los Angeles County and the State of California
  • Have annual gross revenue of $3.5 million or less

How will assistance be provided?

Supplies will be issued directly to eligible applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until program funds are exhausted.

Applications

The preferred application method is via a secure portal at the following link.

Technical difficulties?  You may also download the program application in PDF and submit the completed form to econdev@cityoflancasterca.org.  Alternatively, you may also print and mail it to:

 Lancaster City Hall
 Attn: Economic Development
 44933 Fern Avenue
 Lancaster, CA 93534

Questions?

For more information about the program, please contact our Small Business Recovery Resource team at 661-723-6236 or SBR@cityoflancasterca.org.

To check the status of your application, please call 661-723-6128 or e-mail econdev@cityoflancasterca.org.