January 11, 2021: City of Rialto CARES Act Grants Still Available

Rental/Mortgage Assistance Program

The Rialto Rental/Mortgage Assistance Program offers one-time rental/mortgage assistance up to $1,200 ($400 per month) to help renters/homeowners in the City of Rialto. Financial assistance will be offered to low/moderate income households who rent/own in the City and have experienced loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant program is made possible with federal Community Development Block Grant CARES Act (CDBG- CV) funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), therefore residents must meet all requirements to be eligible for the program. Applications are processed on a first come, first served basis until all funding is used.

 Utility Assistance Program

The Rialto Utility Assistance Program will offer one-time utility assistance up to $210 ($70 per month) to help renters/homeowners in the City of Rialto. Financial assistance will be offered to low/moderate income households who rent/own in the City and have experienced loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 Small Business Storefront Grant Program

To mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on Rialto small businesses and their employees, the City of Rialto has committed up to $200,000 in one-time funds to create the Rialto Small Business Storefront Assistance Grant Program. The objective of this program is to offer immediate financial assistance to small businesses located in the City of Rialto to aid in maintaining their business place of work. The program provides grants of $4,000 for qualified small businesses with at least one and no more than 25 full-time employees that have been deemed non-essential under the County of San Bernardino’s Public Health Department order dated March 16, 2020.

For more information please visit the City of Rialto website or download the application HERE.

Contact Us Regarding CARES Act Grants

 Phone: 909-820-2689          Email: RialtoCARES@rialtoca.gov 

 Rialto By The Numbers: Cases, Deaths, & Testing

Reporting by city can be found in the “Locations” tab on the COVID-19 Dashboard.

 RESOURCES

 For additional information:

 Visit San Bernardino County COVID-19 resources

Visit State of California COVID-19 resources

Visit CDC COVID-19 resources