- Incentive Status: Active
- Application Due Date: Ongoing
- Available Funds: $5,000
- Total Allocation: $75,000 for 13 eligible businesses per fiscal year
The Santa Ana Small Business Incentive Program is designed to provide a $5,000 incentive to new start-up businesses that have located in Santa Ana in the last two years and receive specialized business development training in the process of receiving this grant.
This incentive will provide a rebate up to $5,000 for start up costs to businesses who qualify.
Start-up costs can be, but not limited to:
City Business License Fee
Utility connections/reconnections (Sewer, Water, Telephone)
Zoning Permit Fees
Purchase of equipment or furnishings
Rent/Lease payments (1 month with copy of lease)
Business development training workshop fee
- Agriculture and Forestry
- Air Quality and Climate
- Business and Commerce
- Commercial Real Estate
- Community Development and Land Use
- Consumer Protection
- Disaster Prevention and Relief
- Employment and Labor and Training
- Film and Television
- Financial Services
- Food and Nutrition
- Green Business
- Green House Gas Emission Reduction
- Health Care
- Land Conservation
- Research and Development
- Waste Management
- Applicable Regions:
- Santa Ana
Do I Qualify?
The business must meet one of the following criteria:
Income Qualifying - The business owner is determined to be low-income pursuant to HUD requirements.
Income limits are listed below. Applicants must use total household size as their measure of eligibility. These
income limits are determined annually by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and listed in
the below table.
Household Size Income Limit*
1 Person $ 58,450
2 Persons $ 66,800
3 Persons $ 75,150
4 Persons $ 83,450
5 Persons $ 90,150
6 Persons $ 96,850
7 Persons $ 103,500
8 or More Persons $ 110,200
*Income limits are subject to change upon HUD’s release of new income limits.
Community Service Area Qualifying – The business is a new community-serving retail or service-based
business and located in the designated area (Map A). City staff will determine if your business serves the
immediate residents based on its proximity to neighborhoods and the goods/services it provides. If the City
determines that your business serves at least 51% Low to Moderate Income residents, the business will be
How to Apply
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