Grant Opportunity Up to $25k for San Mateo County Residents with Micro Businesses
To mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on San Mateo County small business owners and their employees, the County of San Mateo Board of Supervisors
, has partnered with Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center
, to distribute grants of $5,000 - $25,000 to cover expenses in the following categories: payroll, lease payments for business premises, PPP, costs related to re-opening, or COVID related pivots to their business model (ex. e-commerce set up, menu changes, new permit fees, etc.)To qualify, small business owners must live in one of the following zip-codes (businesses can be located outside of San Mateo County):
- Daly City: 94014 and 94015
- East Palo Alto: 94303
- Menlo Park: 94025
- Unincorporated Mid-Coast: 94038
- Pescadero: 94060
- Redwood City/NFO: 94061, 94063
- San Mateo: 94401, 94403
- South San Francisco/San Bruno: 94066, 94080
Recipients must own a small business whose net income for 2019 did not exceed $120,000. For partnerships, a person meeting the above qualifications must own 51% of the business.
Further, business owners can benefit from business support services from Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center (this can include classes, workshops, and or 1:1 Consultation or Financial Coaching).
If you have any questions about the program, please email: email@example.com
City Council Will Discuss Disposable Food Service Ware Policy on November 16th
At the November 16th City Council meeting, the City Council will discuss different policy options to regulate the types of disposables used at restaurants and food facilities in San Mateo. Addressing single-use plastics and disposables is an important environmental priority for the City as it can help reduce waste and pollution. The County of San Mateo and several cities in the region have adopted an ordinance that requires the use of compostable products and prohibits the use of plastic. This means restaurants need to use compostable containers, cups, lids, bowls, cutlery, straws, and more.
The City is interested in your feedback and input. The November 16th City Council meeting will be posted on the City's Public Meeting Portal in advance of the meeting. Public comment can be received in multiple ways:
- Prior to the meeting in writing: Send comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org until 4 p.m. the day of the meeting.
- During the meeting by computer: Click the link at the top of the agenda and you’ll be added to the meeting. All attendees are muted by default. When the item of interest is open for consideration, select the “Raise Your Hand” icon and you will be called on at the appropriate time.
- During the meeting by telephone: Call (408) 638-0968 and enter the conference ID found at the top of the meeting agenda. When the item of interest is open for consideration, select *9 to raise your hand. When called upon, press *6 to unmute, state your name and provide your comments.
E-mail Andrea Chow (email@example.com) with any questions.
Plastic disposables often result in litter in our streets and pollute our waterways impacting marine wildlife and human health. We want to encourage businesses to provide single-use cutlery, straws, and condiments only upon request by the customer. We hope that this small behavioral change will reduce waste and also save restaurants money. Sign our online pledge to #QuittheCutlery to help keep San Mateo clean and reduce waste!