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Business Revitalization Program

The Program will utilize $10,000,000 of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding for approved business improvements in responding to the negative economic impacts of COVID-19 and will fund up to 100% of the total approved project costs for an amount not to exceed $250,000 ($75,000 for design, $175,000 for construction and permitting) per approved applicant.


General Program objectives include, but are not limited to:

  • The rehabilitation of commercial properties in unincorporated communities

  • Storefront and façade improvements

The Riverside County Office of Economic Development will manage the procurement of the following services:

  • Design consultants

  • Construction (and prevailing wages)

  • Permitting

  • Environmental

The property owner will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the design and construction, however, the County will be available to assist as needed and give clarification on a project. The County will ensure all construction is paid the higher of the federal Davis-Bacon Act or California Department of Industrial Relations prevailing wage rate for any given classification employed in the performance of this contract.


Thank you for your interest in the Riverside County Business Revitalization Program. The Application Portal is now open! Click below to access the program application.

You can also download an application HERE and Submit it via email at or in person at 3403 10th Street, Suite 400, Riverside, CA 92501, Attn: Business Revitalization Program

Haga clic aquí para la aplicación del programa en español


Eligibility Criteria

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    Small Private For-Profit with fewer than fifty(50) employees including sole proprietorships, independent contractors, owners and owners on behalf of tenants.

  • Business must be located in the unincorporated communities of Riverside County

  • Excluding Code Enforcement projects, existing businesses must be current on all permits and appropriate land use entitlements

Ineligible Business Types

  • Non-Profit or Public Entities

  •  Startup Businesses (with less than one (1) year of operating history as of September 1, 2022)

  • A business engaged in any activity that is illegal under federal, state or local law

  • A passive business, investment company or investor who files a Schedule E on its tax returns

  • A speculative business, meaning a business for the sole purpose of purchasing and holding an item     until the market price increases or other business principally engaged in risky activity for the chance   of an unusually large profit

  • A business that restricts patronage for any reason other than capacity, specifically any business that illegally discriminates patronage

  • Residential projects or real estate investment projects including short-term rental operators

  • Casinos/gambling establishments

  • Adult-entertainment related businesses

  • Cannabis-related businesses

Program Details

Click on the following flyer/guidelines to learn more about the Riverside County Business Revitalization Program.The Application portal opened on SEPTEMBER 1, 2022. If you have any questions, please contact us at or (951) 955-8916.

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How To Apply

If you have any questions, please contact us at or (951)955-8916.