Commercial Rent Relief Grant Program

The Commercial Rent Relief Grant Program (“Program”) is an effort of the City of Dublin to leverage a portion of funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to mitigate the severe impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on small businesses in Dublin.  The Program goal is to aid small businesses in their economic recovery by providing rent relief to those small businesses that are behind in rent payments due to temporary closures and/or limited-service options since the onset of the pandemic.


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The Program provided a one-time $10,000 grant to 100 qualified small business tenants with at least $10,000 in rent arrears, paid directly to the commercial landlord.

The Program was open to all eligible small businesses with a priority placed on restaurants, retail, and personal service (fitness, salon, and spa) establishments. Each qualified small business tenant was limited to one grant.

Commercial Rent Relief Grant Program INFOGRAPHIC

Program Final Report

The Program was able to provide grants to 100 Dublin businesses. See the list of recipients here.

The Program provided $1,000,000 in assistance to:

  • Restaurants: 41
  • Retail: 9
  • Personal Services (Fitness, Spa & Salons): 30
  • Other (Education, Medical, etc.): 20

Program Criteria & Application Process

Applications were accepted Friday, July 23, 2021 through Sunday, August 8, 2021.

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More Information

If you have additional questions about the Program or the application process, please contact the Office of Economic Development via email or call Taryn Gavagan Bozzo at 925-833-6650.