On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a program to help mountain businesses impacted by this season’s crippling snowstorms get back on their feet.

Under the Mountain Small Business Grants Snow Response Program, mountain businesses and non-profits with 50 or fewer employees are eligible for a one-time $3,000 grant. Businesses with more than 50, but fewer than 500 employees, can receive $15,000 to assist with recovery from the recent snowstorms.

In order to qualify, businesses must have been in operation prior to February 27 and have a brick-and-mortar location in the affected San Bernardino Mountains that is used by employees and customers. Funds are intended to help businesses defray overhead costs such as rent and utilities.

Supervisor Rowe said, “The recent snowstorm had devastating impacts for many businesses in the mountains. These grants will help them to recover financially as they work to reopen to serve the community. I will continue working hard to obtain additional resources for our mountain businesses and residents.”

Online applications will be accepted starting April 7, 2023. You can read more about the program, how to qualify, and the required documentation by visiting the County’s Snow Information website.