In an effort to help small local businesses reopen their doors safely, the City of Carpinteria is launching the COVID-19 Relief Small Business Restart Grant Program. The new 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 the resolution at