Applications are available for a new City of Carpinteria grant program designed to help small local businesses reopen their doors safely. The COVID-19 Relief Small Business Restart Grant Program will provide $1,000 grants to up to 100 local businesses seeking financial support to meet guidelines for a safe reopening. The goal is to offset costs associated with efforts such as cleaning and sanitation, purchase of face coverings, and other personal protective gear. Any business or nonprofit that meets the requirements may submit an application from June 3 to 9. Eligibility requirements and additional details can be found in a letter to businesses in English and in Spanish and the grant application in English and Spanish.