Carpinteria businesses that have accrued expenses related to reopening under State and County guidelines now have until Aug. 19 to apply for a grant through the City’s COVID-19 Relief Small Business Restart Grant Program. The $1,000 grants are designed to offset costs associated with efforts such as cleaning and sanitation, purchase of face coverings, and other personal protective gear. Applications must be completed and submitted to City Hall by Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 4 p.m. for consideration. Details can be found in English at and in Spanish at, as well as the application form in English at and Spanish at