Downtown Business Recovery Grants

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Just as downtown businesses were reopening following closure to protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic impacts were further exacerbated when many of these businesses sustained damage and theft. The scope of recent storefront damage may take weeks to fully measure. For many businesses, it’s going to be a long road to reopening and it’s going to take a significant effort. It will require the support of everyone.

To jumpstart recovery efforts, the Downtown Sacramento Partnership is expanding the recently launched Storefront Safety Assistance Program to issue grants as soon as possible to downtown businesses that have been the victim of street-facing physical damage since May 29, 2020. These businesses are eligible for grants up to $1,500 to directly cover the cost of their insurance deductible or storefront repair.

Seeded with $30,000 from the Downtown Sacramento Partnership, grants will be issued until funds are depleted. The fund continues to grow with donations from our community (donate here). As grants are issued, we will share business names here and on the community donation page at GoDowntownSac.com/donate. 100% of donations collected for business support will be issued to downtown businesses.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Be a ground-floor business located within the 66-block district managed by the Downtown Sacramento Partnership.
  2. Damages occurred since May 29th, 2020.
  3. Agree to prosecute any and all subjects arrested for damage to the business.
  4. Agree to share security video footage or photos of suspects.
  5. Provide total estimated cost of damages to property.
  6. Provide information related to the deductible amount OR invoices for the cost of repair from a local licensed vendor (if applicable).

Before applying, gather the required application documents:

  • SacPD Report Number
  • An estimate of total damages
  • Copy of current insurance
  • Documentation of deductible amount OR invoice of repair from a local licensed vendor
  • W9
  • Picture(s) of damages
  • Security video footage or photos of suspects at the time of the incident (if available)
  • Completed Trespass Notice

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Awards

Grants of up to $1,500 will be awarded to eligible businesses until funds are depleted. Eligible businesses may receive grant payments directly or utilize funds to directly cover the cost of an insurance deductible or directly pay for storefront repairs from a local licensed vendor. Businesses must provide all necessary documentation to process payment, including a W9. The maximum amount per grant is $1,500.

Emergency Permitting Process

The City of Sacramento Community Development Department (CDD) is offering affected businesses access to an emergency permit process. Learn more.

Property Loss & Damage

Any business that has surveillance video should check their footage to see if anything relating to property theft, damage, or vandalism is shown, preserve the footage, and provide a copy to law enforcement. Any damaged or looted business should keep an inventory of damage/loss with estimated value and provide to law enforcement.  Please photograph damage before cleaning up and provide it to law enforcement.

As you begin repair/replacement, we encourage you to contact these local vendors:

Glass West Inc.
3033 Duluth St
West Sacramento, Ca 95691
(916) 372-9391
[email protected]

Itzko Glass & Metal, Inc. (IGM)
1992 Enterprise Blvd.
West Sacramento, Ca 95691
(916) 760-7195

DEK Enterprise 
2668 Mercantile Dr., Ste. A
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
(916) 996-7666

Brothers Doors & Glass
E, 11275 Sunrise Gold Circle
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
(916) 905-4900

Rico’s Window Coverings & Film
9893 Horn Road
Sacramento, CA 95827
(916) 366-7426

Downtown Storefront Assistance Program

The safety and well-being of downtown, its businesses, employees and residents is the top priority of the Downtown Sacramento Partnership. Our field services teams – both Maintenance and Guides – provide essential activities to ensure downtown remains “clean and safe.” However, ensuring a safe downtown environment requires the support of everyone.

Following closures to protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Downtown Sacramento Partnership developed a set of Storefront Security Standards with support from security and law enforcement professionals to deter property crime. Under normal circumstances, businesses that implement these proactive security standards at least 5 days prior to incidents of vandalism or property damage resulting from criminal behavior are eligible for a grant from the Downtown Sacramento Partnership to directly cover the cost of their insurance deductible or storefront repair, up to $1,500 per incident.

For damage that occurred since May 29, 2020, the 5-day waiting period is being waived and all grants.

Register Now To Participate

Looking ahead, the best way to address damage is to prevent it! Participating in the Downtown Storefront Assistance Program is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Download the Storefront Security Standards guide.
  2. Implement all Security Standards.
  3. Once all items have been completed, initial and sign the guide and email to [email protected].

Grant Application

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Awarded Businesses