Salinas Marketing & Technology Grant Program
Opens Oct 24 2022 12:00 AM (EDT)
$1,000.00 to $2,500.00
Description

City of Salinas Marketing and Technology Grant Program

Alisal Plan Area

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PROGRAM PURPOSE 

The objective of the marketing and technology grant program is to provide financial assistance for business owners seeking to improve their technology skills or to promote their business in digital platforms. The grant program is intended to address the technological barriers and gaps within the small business community. These grants will help business owners incorporate new digital tools into their businesses to streamline their online operations and marketing strategies. 

APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS 

Small business owners located within the Alisal Plan Area as shown in map below (home-based businesses or storefront) are eligible to apply.  Business license and all other City accounts must be current, the business must not have current code violations. Each individual business owner may only apply once even if he or she owns more than one business, however, they are eligible to apply in more than one grant category as long as appropriate training for each grant category is completed after October 24th, 2022.  Example: Business owner operates 3 different business entities and must choose only one to apply for but may apply for both the Social Media Marketing & Financial Literacy grant categories for the chosen business. 

For purposes of this grant, please search your business address HERE to confirm that it is located within the Alisal Plan Area geographic boundaries as shown on the first map in the blue shaded area layer labeled Alisal Plan Area. 

EVALUATION CRITERIA 

The City of Salinas Economic Development Division’s decision to accept an application will be based on available funds. All approved application will meet the criteria presented in this document. 

ELIGIBLE EXPENSES 

All grant-funded expenses are to be business related uses only. The City of Salinas Economic Development Division reserves the right to determine the eligibility of all items. If you would like to purchase an item that is not listed below, please contact bizsupport@ci.salinas.ca.us prior to purchasing to verify eligibility.  Eligible items include, but may not be limited to:

Social Media Marketing Assistance

  • Radio/TV Advertising
  • Online Webpage Development 
  • Social Media Development 
  • Internet expenses for Business location (Up to 6 months)
  • Microsoft Office 365 
  • Virus Protection

Financial Literacy Tech Assistance

  • Internet Expenses for Business Location (Up to 6 months) 
  • Accounting Software (i.e., QuickBooks, etc.)
  • Computer Reimbursement of up to $500 
  • Printer, Scanner, Copier reimbursement of up to $200

Computer Literacy Tech Assistance

  • Internet expenses for Business location (Up to 6 months)
  • Microsoft Office 365 
  • Virus Protection
  • Computer Reimbursement of up to $500
  • Printer, Scanner, Copier reimbursement of up to $200

INELIGIBLE EXPENSES

Any activity or equipment purchased prior to receiving final approval of grant funds.

LOCAL PREFERENCE 

Whenever possible, applicants are strongly encouraged to use local trainings to complete all tasks associated with their training. This will not only help garner support to continue this program, but more importantly help boost our local economy and build partnerships.

GRANT AWARD 

Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. This is a reimbursable program and you must submit receipts to verify eligible expenses. 

APPLICATION REVIEW PROCESS 

In order to qualify, applicants will have to complete a training respective to the grant type they are applying for. A list of eligible training programs can be found below. Applicants cannot apply for expenses incurred prior to October 24th, 2022. Submitting an application does not guarantee grant funding. Applicants will be notified of approval. 

1. Applications and supporting documentation are submitted to the City of Salinas via this online application. 

2. The application is reviewed by the Economic Development Division; approved applications will receive a letter of intent committing to providing the grant funds upon receiving training enrollment verification.  If denied, applicants may submit a revised application. 

3. Submit verification of completed training program, receipts for eligible expenses, and IRS W-9 form via this online application within 90 days. 

4. Payment is made on a reimbursement basis upon completion of the training. Applicants shall provide itemized documentation verifying payment for the eligible expenses under the grant.

ELIGIBLE TRAINING PROGRAMS & PROVIDERS

Listed below are examples of training service providers, please make sure that the training completed is applicable to the type of grant you are applying for. Example: Computer Classes offered through the public librabry are applicable to the Computer Literacy Grant. 

APPLICATION QUESTIONS 

City of Salinas Community Development Department

Attn: Crystal Casillas, Community Development Analyst

65 West Alisal St, Salinas, CA 93901

831-758-7367

bizsupport@ci.salinas.ca.us

Apply

Salinas Marketing & Technology Grant Program


City of Salinas Marketing and Technology Grant Program

Alisal Plan Area

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PROGRAM PURPOSE 

The objective of the marketing and technology grant program is to provide financial assistance for business owners seeking to improve their technology skills or to promote their business in digital platforms. The grant program is intended to address the technological barriers and gaps within the small business community. These grants will help business owners incorporate new digital tools into their businesses to streamline their online operations and marketing strategies. 

APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS 

Small business owners located within the Alisal Plan Area as shown in map below (home-based businesses or storefront) are eligible to apply.  Business license and all other City accounts must be current, the business must not have current code violations. Each individual business owner may only apply once even if he or she owns more than one business, however, they are eligible to apply in more than one grant category as long as appropriate training for each grant category is completed after October 24th, 2022.  Example: Business owner operates 3 different business entities and must choose only one to apply for but may apply for both the Social Media Marketing & Financial Literacy grant categories for the chosen business. 

For purposes of this grant, please search your business address HERE to confirm that it is located within the Alisal Plan Area geographic boundaries as shown on the first map in the blue shaded area layer labeled Alisal Plan Area. 

EVALUATION CRITERIA 

The City of Salinas Economic Development Division’s decision to accept an application will be based on available funds. All approved application will meet the criteria presented in this document. 

ELIGIBLE EXPENSES 

All grant-funded expenses are to be business related uses only. The City of Salinas Economic Development Division reserves the right to determine the eligibility of all items. If you would like to purchase an item that is not listed below, please contact bizsupport@ci.salinas.ca.us prior to purchasing to verify eligibility.  Eligible items include, but may not be limited to:

Social Media Marketing Assistance

  • Radio/TV Advertising
  • Online Webpage Development 
  • Social Media Development 
  • Internet expenses for Business location (Up to 6 months)
  • Microsoft Office 365 
  • Virus Protection

Financial Literacy Tech Assistance

  • Internet Expenses for Business Location (Up to 6 months) 
  • Accounting Software (i.e., QuickBooks, etc.)
  • Computer Reimbursement of up to $500 
  • Printer, Scanner, Copier reimbursement of up to $200

Computer Literacy Tech Assistance

  • Internet expenses for Business location (Up to 6 months)
  • Microsoft Office 365 
  • Virus Protection
  • Computer Reimbursement of up to $500
  • Printer, Scanner, Copier reimbursement of up to $200

INELIGIBLE EXPENSES

Any activity or equipment purchased prior to receiving final approval of grant funds.

LOCAL PREFERENCE 

Whenever possible, applicants are strongly encouraged to use local trainings to complete all tasks associated with their training. This will not only help garner support to continue this program, but more importantly help boost our local economy and build partnerships.

GRANT AWARD 

Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. This is a reimbursable program and you must submit receipts to verify eligible expenses. 

APPLICATION REVIEW PROCESS 

In order to qualify, applicants will have to complete a training respective to the grant type they are applying for. A list of eligible training programs can be found below. Applicants cannot apply for expenses incurred prior to October 24th, 2022. Submitting an application does not guarantee grant funding. Applicants will be notified of approval. 

1. Applications and supporting documentation are submitted to the City of Salinas via this online application. 

2. The application is reviewed by the Economic Development Division; approved applications will receive a letter of intent committing to providing the grant funds upon receiving training enrollment verification.  If denied, applicants may submit a revised application. 

3. Submit verification of completed training program, receipts for eligible expenses, and IRS W-9 form via this online application within 90 days. 

4. Payment is made on a reimbursement basis upon completion of the training. Applicants shall provide itemized documentation verifying payment for the eligible expenses under the grant.

ELIGIBLE TRAINING PROGRAMS & PROVIDERS

Listed below are examples of training service providers, please make sure that the training completed is applicable to the type of grant you are applying for. Example: Computer Classes offered through the public librabry are applicable to the Computer Literacy Grant. 

APPLICATION QUESTIONS 

City of Salinas Community Development Department

Attn: Crystal Casillas, Community Development Analyst

65 West Alisal St, Salinas, CA 93901

831-758-7367

bizsupport@ci.salinas.ca.us

Value

$1,000.00 to $2,500.00

Apply
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Oct 24 2022 12:00 AM (EDT)