Business Relief Grant

On November 17th, 2020, the Board of Supervisors awarded nearly $400,000 in small business relief grants to local businesses. Funds were allocated in in tiers according to the amount of expense and/or loss incurred by the business and paid in three monthly installments beginning in November.

TierNet Income Loss $ or %Award
Tier 1$30,000 or > 20%$10,000
Tier 2$15,001 - $30,000 or > 10%$7,018
Tier 3$5,000 - $15,000 or > 10%$3,059

Additional payments were made to reimburse businesses for modifications required by state or local public health officer orders. Applications were reviewed by the independent Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Mariposa to determine which businesses had met the eligibility criteria prior to award (Click here to view the application and requirements for award). In total, Mariposa County disbursed $393,158 to the following businesses:

1850 IndustriesJoanie's B&BSteve's Sportsman Cafe
Alliance for Community FoundationMariposa Hotel InnSugar Pine Cafe
AnahataMariposa Martial Arts AcademyThe Alley Lounge, Inc.
Buck Meadows Lodge & RestMariposa History MuseumThe Grove House
Butterfly FestivalYosemite Mariposa County TourismThe Mariposa Retreat House
Carisio ChiropracticMiners Inn, Inc.Traditional Craft Kits
Castillo'sMother Lode LodgeVines & Vittles
Chocolate SoupMountain FitnessWhite Chief Mountain Lodge
Coulter Cafe & General StoreMount Bullion VineyardYosemite Gold Country Lodge
Don Woolf Design Inc.Pinecone Organic Juice BarYosemite B&B
GA Heaton CoPony ExpressoYosemite Bug
Glam SalonPure Training and StudioYosemite Nights B&B
Head to Toe SalonRidgeline GalleryYosemite Plaisance B&B
Hisco TrophiesRiver Rock Inn & CafeYosemite Westgate Lodge
JazzerciseSierra Trails InnYosemite Zipline Adventure Ranch

Funding for these awards was provided from the State of California's portion of the federal CARES Act and requires ongoing compliance with public health orders to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. In order to receive these funds, Mariposa County agreed to comply with the following requirements:

- Adhere to federal guidance and the state's stay-at-home requirements and other health requirements as directed in gubernatorial Executive Order N-33-20, any subsequent Executive Orders or statues, and all California Department of Public Health orders, directives, and guidance in response to the COVID-19 emergency.

- Use the funds in accordance with all applicable provisions of subdivision (d) of Control Section 11.90 of the Budget Act of 2020.

Businesses were notified on the application and in their award letters that ongoing compliance would be required to receive all three installments in their award. Businesses found in violation of public health orders will be given at least two warnings and time to return to compliance before funds are withheld.

Mariposa County continues to advocate for additional funding to support our local businesses and will provide public notice as future opportunities become available.