Program Description

To support equity businesses impacted by the string of burglaries in late May and early June 2020, the Special Activity Permits Division and Elevate Impact have launched an Emergency Grant Program that minimizes barriers and provides an additional  source of funds to help impacted businesses rebuild and re-open. Specifically, the Emergency Grant Program provides $15,000 in grant funds to any Verified Equity Applicants that can demonstrate that their business was burglarized in Oakland between May 25th-June 8th 2020.  This Emergency Grant Program is in addition to the Cannabis Equity Grant and Loan Programs that are available to all Verified Equity Applicants.

Download Emergency Grant Program Overview Here.


1.     Proof that a police report was filed by providing police report number and/or the police report itself

2.     List address where incident occurred, (as listed on the police report)

3.     Provide date that the incident occurred,  (as listed on the police report)

4.     List name of  Verified Equity Applicant

5.     List name of Business

6.     Provide written explanation of how the emergency grant funding will be used (250 words or less)

7.     Provide a Budget/Use of Proceeds statement of how the emergency grant funding will be used

8.     Be enrolled in the business coaching program called the GRASS program, application found here:

9.     City of Oakland Business Tax Certificate, current

10.     Lease, sublease, incubator agreement, current

11.     Sign City of Oakland Grant Agreement