The city of El Monte announced Sunday night that it is beginning a business grant program Monday, a city spokeswoman said.
The grant program will begin at 9 a.m. and businesses can apply for the grants through El Monte's virtual city hall, said city spokeswoman Alma Martinez.
The program will offer one-time grants of $10,000 to city businesses severely impacted by the pandemic, Martinez said. As many as 55 businesses will receive the grants, which will be awarded on a first-come basis.
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To be eligible, local businesses must operate with El Monte city limits; employ fewer than 20 people, have been operational for at least one year and register for or have a DUNS number, a nine-digit identifier for businesses, Martinez said.