Storefront Vandalism Relief Grant

Storefront Vandalism Relief Grant

 

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Get a grant of up to $2,000 for vandalism-related costs. Make sure you gather all required information and documents before you apply. Read below for details.
 

What to do

1. Check if your business is eligible

Your business must:

Have a storefront

Have less than $8M in gross revenue in 2020

No formula retail except franchises with less than $8M in gross revenue

Have been damaged on or after July 1, 2020

Provide proof of damage



2. Gather information about your business

You must complete the application in its entirety, there is no option to save your application.
 

We will ask you for information on the following (no documentation required):

Your Business Account Number (BAN). If you don't know it, you can look it up.

Your 2020 gross revenue

Number of full and part-time employees

Primary business owner’s household income

 

3. Complete and sign a W9

We need a completed and signed W9 to process your grant application.

Download a blank W9 form (PDF).

You will be required to upload a W9 when you apply.



4. Gather proof of damage

The form will ask you to upload documents showing proof of damage (some documentation required):
 

Acceptable proof of damage for the $1,000 grant:

Submit any two of the following:

  • Receipts for repairs of damage of any amount
  • Police Report Number or 311 Service Request Number
  • Photo of damaged storefront

Acceptable proof of damage for the $2,000 grant:

Submit the following:

  • Receipts for repairs of damage of $2,000 or more

AND

At least 1 of the following:

  • Police Report Number or 311 Service Request Number
  • Photo of damaged storefront


If you do not have a police report number, file a police report now (for any type of property damage except graffiti). The report number will be 9 digits and must come from the San Francisco Police Department.

You can file a 311 Service request for damage (for graffiti damage only). The service request number will be 8 digits. For other property damage, you should file a police report.



5. Apply

We will ask you questions about the business owner and the business.

You will upload your proof of damage and W9 and agree to our legal terms.

The entire application will take about 15 minutes if you have all the required information.

 

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What to expect after you apply

We will email you a confirmation. We will contact you within 30 days to let you know the status of your application.

* The maximum grant amount per incident is $2,000.

* If you are awarded the $1,000 grant, you may submit an additional application with receipts totaling $2,000 or more.

* Incidents that have already been reimbursed by other City programs such as SF Shines for Reopening or the District 5 Business Window Reimbursement Program are not eligible.

* Businesses that have closed and are no longer operating within San Francisco are not eligible.

 

 

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More about the Storefront Vandalism Relief Grant

The Storefront Vandalism Relief Grant provides up to $2,000 in financial relief for the restoration of small businesses impacted by deliberate actions that result in destruction or damages of small business storefronts. This program will offer amounts of either $1,000 or $2,000 depending on the total cost incurred to repair physical damages (not including loss of stolen goods or property) and is available on a first-come-first-serve basis, based on fund availability.

Examples of damages include, but are not limited to the following:

Broken windows

Broken doors

Broken locks

Etching on windows

Graffiti

Other

In the case of multiple incidents, a maximum of two claims will be accepted per location, within the following 12 month periods: July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021, and July 1, 2021 June 30, 2022. Incidents must have occurred on different dates.

Applications will be reviewed on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

Email VandalismRelief@sfgov.org if you have any questions or concerns.