City offering business grants of up to $20k

The City of Claremont is offering businesses with less than 100 employees grants up to $20,000 to create or retain a job for a low- or moderate-income person, cover rent and utility assistance, obtain inventory or supplies, payroll, and/or marketing. The deadline to apply is Thursday, February 15, at

The money comes from American Rescue Plan Act funds to assist Claremont small business impacted by the pandemic. The standard grant amount is $15,000, but an additional $5,000 will be offered for businesses that participate in the Claremont Colleges IC2 Internship Program.

The city will utilize a lottery system to select at least 20 businesses to receive grants. For eligibility information, visit


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