Business Loans and Grants

City of Murrieta Back-to-Business Grants: 2021

On January 19, 2021, the City Council approved an additional $90k in Back to Business Grant funding. The City will review unfunded applications to determine eligibility and reach out directly to applicants. If funding remains, the City will re-open applications. Watch this page and the City's social media for more information.

View the Back to Business Grant Report (pdf)

Questions: Email Scott Agajanian on the Back-to-Business Team or call 951-461-6003.

We plan to open Round Three Applications in late April or early May. Watch this page and our social media for updates.

Back-to-Business Grant Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a for-profit business physically located within the City of Murrieta (view Map)
  • Business must have an existing City business license
  • Must have a commercial site in the City and not be a home-based business
  • The business has been located and operating in Murrieta for at least a year from the date of the application
  • Business has 15 employees or less (not including the owner)
  • Business and owner must be in good standing with the City
  • Business must be able to show a need for funding
  • At least 51% of employees must meet income guidelines (see below)
  • Download the Back-to-Business Grant flyer

Some resources may not be listed. Please contact Scott Agajanian for help navigating local, state and regional grants and loan programs for business.

Grant and Loan Resources

Riverside County Programs

IECF Non-Profit Grants

Grants from $2.5K - $10K
50 employees or less are encouraged to apply.
Online Information

Micro-Loan Program

Loans up to $15K
Online Information

Small Business Grant  

:Loans up to $10K
Second Round of Funding
Applications Open Monday, June 29, 2020
Online Information 

State/Federal Programs

COVID Relief Grants (Opened December 30, 2020)

Grants up to $25K
Online information

Main Street Lending Program

Loans: $500K - $10M
Online Information

Cares Act: Payroll Protection Program 

Apply through lender or online
Cares Act Online Information

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan 

Currently limited to agricultural businesses.
SBA Loans Online Information

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance 

For self-employed, independent contractors and gig workers
Online Information