The City of Los Angeles allocated American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to provide grants to eligible microenterprises and small businesses in need of economic support due to business interruptions or business closures suffered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Comeback Checks Program will provide $5,000 grants to approximately 5,000 businesses in the City of Los Angeles. Grant recipients will be selected through a weighted lottery process, with final award recommendations based on the availability of funds, program guidelines, submission of all required information, and supporting documentation. Grant funds may only be used for allowable costs incurred on or after March 3, 2021.
The City has engaged Community Reinvestment Fund (CRF) to assist with the implementation of the Program. Correspondence regarding this Program, including award notices will be issued by CRF. It is the responsibility of applicants to respond to requests for information and documentation in a timely manner.