COVID-19/Coronavirus Update

Microenterprise Business Grant Program

Published: 6/01/2020

The Microenterprise Business Grant Program is a United Way Inland Valleys project in partnership with the City of Riverside Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, that offers a


to help assist Riverside small businesses with their needs during the local emergency.

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Who Can Apply?

Owners Of Micro-Eenterprises

  • Businesses located within the City of Riverside
  • Businesses with 5 or fewer employees (including the owner)
  • The owner is of low to moderate income; or
  • The business is able to employ people who are of low to moderate income

When Will the Program End?

Until funding runs out,
based on a first come, first reviewed basis.

What Is Needed?

  • Business License
  • Insurance
  • Proof of Income
  • Documents Showing Need
  • Estimates for new equipment
  • Payments made for unemployment benefits
  • Documentation of decreased revenue

For More Information

Please contact the United Way of the Inland Valleys

Jessica Crawford, Special Projects Supervisor

(951) 697-4700 • JCrawford@UWIV.org